Archive for October, 2010

Report from the Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear

October 31, 2010
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Report from the Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear

A first-hand account of Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert's gathering on the National Mall.
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Television and the Haunted Holiday

October 28, 2010
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Television and the Haunted Holiday

By disrupting the everyday with a yearly tradition which unite a show's cast, Halloween episodes can use the holiday's blurring of fantasy and reality to speak to questions of character.
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What We Talk About When We Talk About Net Neutrality

October 27, 2010
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What We Talk About When We Talk About Net Neutrality

Despite its reputation as a wonky and bewildering issue, net neutrality actually boils down to a pretty simple principle of openness and nondiscrimination. It’s important to point out, then, that a lot of those who are talking about “net neutrality” these days aren’t actually talking about this.
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Ambient Nationality

October 26, 2010
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Ambient Nationality

For all the interest in using foreign media to immerse oneself in a "foreign" nationality, perhaps what a lot of us want/need is simply a background, faint, weak, unobtrusive ambience.
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Report From Internet Research 11

October 25, 2010
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Report From Internet Research 11

IR 11 is wildly interdisciplinary, tied together largely by research topic, leading to a number of fascinating connections, disjunctures, and challenges.
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Converse Rubber Tracks: What’s a Shoe Company Doing With a Recording Studio?

October 22, 2010
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Converse Rubber Tracks: What’s a Shoe Company Doing With a Recording Studio?

Are lifestyle brands the new record labels? A new recording studio owned by Converse is offering musicians the opportunity to record their music for free, further reducing the need for artists to work with traditional record labels. There are, of course, some strings attached.
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The ACTA Retreat: Their Ignorance, And Ours

October 21, 2010
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The ACTA Retreat:  Their Ignorance, And Ours

The ACTA retreat is indicative of a larger crisis in how media policy works today. Specifically: we have no idea how media policy works today.
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Bike Box

October 20, 2010
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Bike Box

Over the summer, we launched a location-aware iPhone app we called Bike Box. The goal in developing this project was to use smartphone technology to enhance rather than replace a user’s experience of physical space.
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Chai Boys, Nipples and “Breaking”: Meta-Humor on 30 Rock

October 19, 2010
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Chai Boys, Nipples and “Breaking”: Meta-Humor on <i>30 Rock</i>

Self-referentiality is a staple of 30 Rock's satire. Yet, I almost needed a "drop" and a spinning top to resurface from this live episode's multi-layered meta-humor.
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Mr. Draper’s Wild Ride: “Tomorrowland” and Mad Men’s Season in Review

October 18, 2010
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Mr. Draper’s Wild Ride: “Tomorrowland” and Mad Men’s Season in Review

As Mad Men's fourth season comes to a close, we look back on what Antenna contributors have had to say, and how it reflects on the eventful finale.
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What Do You Think? The Chilean Mine Rescue

October 15, 2010
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What Do You Think? The Chilean Mine Rescue

The rescue of a group of Chilean miners this week has become a media phenomenon. We want your opinion on it all.
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Anti-Social? The Classic Aesthetic of The Social Network

October 14, 2010
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Anti-Social? The Classic Aesthetic of <i>The Social Network</i>

The biggest fiction in the popular press about the film dubbed "the Facebook movie" is that it is, in fact, about Facebook.
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A Practical Magic: Christine O’Donnell’s Invocations of Witchcraft

October 13, 2010
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A Practical Magic: Christine O’Donnell’s Invocations of Witchcraft

By now you've surely heard the news: Christine O'Donnell is not a witch. Merely scoffing at her response to this brouhaha, though, means passing up an opportunity to understand how she constructs herself and her appeal as a righteous outsider.
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“Those Kinds of Shenanigans”: Mad Men’s “Blowing Smoke”

October 12, 2010
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“Those Kinds of Shenanigans”: Mad Men’s “Blowing Smoke”

This season, Mad Men, and its mad men and women, have been on a quest to redefine what advertising is, dramatizing the radical changes that the field underwent during the 1960s.
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