Archive for March, 2012

On Radio: Strange Bedfellows

March 25, 2012
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On Radio: Strange Bedfellows

Clear Channel has figured out how to profit from college radio. Can college radio survive its embrace?
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Sporting Goods: Nostalgia, Gender, and Revision in CBS’ “One Shining Moment”

March 21, 2012
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Sporting Goods: Nostalgia, Gender, and Revision in CBS’ “One Shining Moment”

“One Shining Moment’s” recent revisions suggest that the mythic meaning the highlight attaches to the men's tournament is contingent upon the stability of the gendered television viewing experience it constructs.
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Feminist Game Studies

March 20, 2012
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Feminist Game Studies

It isn’t difficult to find feminist game studies, or feminist gamers. The reputation of misogyny in video game culture, lack of women and racial minorities in the industry, the perpetuation of player stereotypes in games marketing and the popular press, and the dearth of non-white, female, or queer characters in games has provided plenty...
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To XFinity and Beyond… The Missing Smart Living Room TV Interface

March 10, 2012
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To XFinity and Beyond… The Missing Smart Living Room TV Interface

I demand a moratorium on breathless distribution announcements from cable companies until they upgrade the user interface. We all know the technology exists.
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On Radio: The Practice of Podcasting

March 9, 2012
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On Radio: The Practice of Podcasting

And this is what still remains exciting about podcasting: the format has prompted a reconsideration of what we can expect from radio.
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What is MIP?

March 6, 2012
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What is MIP?

The Media Industries Project (MIP) examines the rapid and dramatic changes affecting the media industries worldwide, focusing especially on globalization, digitization, and creative labor. As a research program of the Carsey-Wolf Center at UC Santa Barbara, we generate a range of critical analyses and innovative resources in collaboration with industry practitioners, policy experts, and...
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An Incomplete History: “Women Who Rock” at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

March 1, 2012
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An Incomplete History:  “Women Who Rock” at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

I found myself in Cleveland last week.  My friend Amy Rigby, a musician who plies her trade in one of the parallel music industries that I talked about in my recent post about the Grammy Awards, had things to do in Cleveland.  I’d been threatening for months to take advantage of being on sabbatical...
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