Downloading Serial (part 4)

December 18, 2014
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Downloading <i>Serial</i> (part 4)

As Serial concludes, what does its successes and shortcomings teach us about the possibilities of podcasting?
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Star Wars Now: Fan Creativity and That Trailer

December 17, 2014
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Star Wars Now: Fan Creativity and <i>That</i> Trailer

As a researcher, the rich and creative fandom discursively surrounding a text that does-not-quite-exist yet provides a mélange of data.
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Annedroids Appisodes and the Potential of Interactive Kids TV

December 11, 2014
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Annedroids Appisodes and the Potential of Interactive Kids TV

How the Amazon series' interactive "Appisodes" reveal the possibilities and limitations associated with an emerging platform-based viewing experience.
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Poetry by Radio: Paul Blackburn and WBAI

December 8, 2014
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Poetry by Radio: Paul Blackburn and WBAI

The New York poet Paul Blackburn’s tape collection documents his involvement with Pacifica station WBAI as a radio producer and a radio listener.
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And the Grammy Nominees are [On Twitter]…

December 5, 2014
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And the Grammy Nominees are [On Twitter]…

The Recording Academy's decision to use Twitter to announce its nominees reinforces social media's role in shaping industrial practice surrounding award shows.
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Vemödalen and The Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows

December 2, 2014
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Vemödalen and The Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows

Keonig’s Dictionary uses the linguistic power of naming to successfully transform affect into emotion.
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Interstellar: It’s About Hope, Not Just Science!

November 25, 2014
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Interstellar: It’s About Hope, Not Just Science!

Interstellar’s real value is as an exploration of memory, of hope, and of the power of dreaming of a better tomorrow for our kids.
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Of Algorithms and Audiences

November 24, 2014
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Of Algorithms and Audiences

“Desperately seeking the audience” of computational tools and digital methods for media studies research.
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Researching from within kids’ culture

November 22, 2014
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Researching from within kids’ culture

Caroline Ferris Leader explores alternative methodologies for working on children's media culture.
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Why is My Kid Watching That Lady Fondle Eggs?

November 21, 2014
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Why is My Kid Watching That Lady Fondle Eggs?

Advancing Our Way to the Bottom? My kids' “now” and “just what I wanted” style of viewership encourages them to be tiny, impatient content bullies.
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