Does the package contain a giant red V? And which will annoy fans more – the plot or the promotion?
While YouTube offers the opportunity for unprecedented political participation through user-crafted videos, it can also house the performance of political lies mascarading as truth. Can citizens resist the attractions of such visual truthiness?
March Madness has us thinking about what it means to consume media in public. Chime in with your own experiences and analysis!
Ten (or more) media industry stories you may have missed recently: 1. It’s estimated that News Corp. will end up pulling in upwards of $400 million in profit from Avatar, and Hollywood Reporter has the amazing numbers on how many…
Is ESPN.com’s Bill Simmons, also known as Sports Guy, the future of journalism?
The proposition that the Academy’s female winners are in a more profound sense losers has emerged as a media talking point.
Star Trek Online fails both in making the television universe an inhabitable virtual space and engendering community and participation within it as a massively-multiplayer game.
Can we find the answers we need in the island’s backstory? And can Richard choose sides?
In addition to granting Midwesterners like me the chance to reintroduce the concept of sunshine to our bare arms, another one of the advantageous by-products of the Los Angeles setting for the SCMS conference this year has been the opportunity…
The third day of SCMS 2010 has passed and Friday is our humpday. And, yes, I am over the hump with some midway thoughts… 1) SCMS is big and small at the same time – This is my fifteenth year…
Many of the Thursday panels at this year’s SCMS conference challenged us to take what is normally considered peripheral–DVD extras, brand logos, and TV re-broadcasts of feature films–and consider that as a central area of scholarly study. This focus is crucial to our ongoing engagement with the practices of media industries today.
The Antenna editors have asked some writers to contribute daily reports on the Society for Cinema and Media Studies (SCMS) conference in Los Angeles this week. First up–a Wednesday report from Derek Kompare.
What if Sawyer never got a pen? He would have become Starsky.
On the heels of the popularity of the Rube Goldberg video for “This Too Shall Pass,” OK Go announced that it was leaving an already beleaguered EMI to establish its own label Paracadute Recordings. Quickly a story emerged treating OK Go as the musical David fighting the evil Goliath of EMI.
Throughout its history, WWE has consistently turned a blind eye to its competition, but can TNA force it to break this principle, and create a second Monday Night War?