Archive for March, 2010

Lost Wednesdays: A Bug and a Package

March 31, 2010
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Lost Wednesdays: A Bug and a Package

Does the package contain a giant red V? And which will annoy fans more - the plot or the promotion?
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The Dark Side of YouTube Politics

March 30, 2010
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The Dark Side of YouTube Politics

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?
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What Do You Think? Consuming Media in Public

March 29, 2010
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What Do You Think? Consuming Media in Public

March Madness has us thinking about what it means to consume media in public. Chime in with your own experiences and analysis!
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What Are You Missing? March 14-27

March 28, 2010
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What Are You Missing? March 14-27

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 different versions of the film were distributed globally to maximize different viewing situations, such...
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Transforming The Academy’s Female Winners into Losers

March 26, 2010
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Transforming The Academy’s Female Winners into Losers

The proposition that the Academy’s female winners are in a more profound sense losers has emerged as a media talking point.
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MMO Trek, MMO Problems

March 25, 2010
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MMO Trek, MMO Problems

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.
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Lost Wednesdays: The Cork Island

March 24, 2010
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Lost Wednesdays: The Cork Island

Can we find the answers we need in the island's backstory? And can Richard choose sides?
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Report from SCMS: Saturday

March 21, 2010
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Report from SCMS: Saturday

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 for film and TV industry professionals to join our discussions. Saturday’s sessions offered the...
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Report from SCMS: Friday, aka Humpday in LA

March 20, 2010
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Report from SCMS: Friday, aka Humpday in LA

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 since my first SCMS and I see a lot of the same faces I...
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Report from SCMS: Thursday

March 19, 2010
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Report from SCMS: Thursday

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.
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Report from SCMS: Wednesday

March 18, 2010
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Report from SCMS: Wednesday

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.
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Lost Wednesdays: Sawyer Becomes Starsky

March 17, 2010
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Lost Wednesdays: Sawyer Becomes Starsky

What if Sawyer never got a pen? He would have become Starsky.
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Adventures in Music Video

March 16, 2010
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Adventures in Music Video

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.
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WWE’s Blind Eye Principle and the Prospects for a Second Monday Night War

March 15, 2010
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WWE’s Blind Eye Principle and the Prospects for a Second Monday Night War

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?
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