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prosumer

(PROfessional conSUMER) A person who is very knowledgeable about a subject and likes to purchase high-quality equipment. For example, many digital cameras fall into the prosumer category (see viewfinder). They offer higher quality and more advanced features than the lower-end consumer variety, but still do not possess all the features of the most professional units on the market. See consumer.
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prosumerism and the collaborative economy, see generally id.
Yet the move toward this productive schema belies a pressing concern: chiefly, the question of whether prosumerism represents a digitized version of traditional factories.
Yet, even in this sense, prosumerism cannot be read as a simple extension of the traditional modes of capital accumulation.
To understand these relations, it is necessary to describe the convergence of prosumerism and neoliberal thought.
In the context of the dynamic field of prosumerism, this article examines how neoliberal labor practices are encouraged, understood, and adopted by modders in the practice of game modding.
As the format of Web 2.0 becomes adopted in more contexts, the need to engage critically with labor within prosumerism becomes more urgent.
This can also be thought of as a culture of prosumerism. Art scholar Lev Manovich created the term "prosumer" as a combination of the words "producer" and "consumer".
Prosumerism is powered by connectivity and interactivity and, in turn, drives developments to extend both.