By licensing—and disciplining—history, the Assassin’s Creed series seeks to turn cultural capital into gaming capital.
Instead of taking science and decorating it with feminine elements, we need to embrace the possibilities of the princess and the scientist dissolving into each other to form a true ‘princess scientist.’ Princess Bubblegum, from Cartoon Network’s Adventure Time, creates a space in science where being feminine is acceptable.
A group of TV Studies faculty share more impressions from a week-long Television Academy seminar.
PBS perhaps hoped that BBC1’s Call the Midwife could be their next big hit, following on from the success of ITV1’s Downton Abbey. Faye Woods contemplates the significance of Call the Midwife’s inability to match Downton Abbey’s ratings and buzz in the US.
A group of TV Studies faculty share their impressions from a week-long Television Academy seminar.
While Gangnam Style may run the risk of mocking K-pop and becoming the new Macarena, it may be worth the risk, as Psy has (temporary) increased the visibility of the Korean Wave within the US.
Recent discourse has juxtaposed the magical power of vaginas, how easy it is to rape sluts, and how we shouldn’t be mean to Mrs. Romney by implying that she doesn’t work, alongside reports of some mythical majority of female breadwinners who were emerging victorious from the post-recessionary economic slugfest.
Ten (or more) media industry news items you might have missed recently.
While the lockout prohibits NHL players from lacing up for their teams, it has not prevented video game behemoth EA Sports from promoting its annual National Hockey League game.
Treme does not simply revisit a post-Katrina sequence of events. It tracks the mediated versions of them, underlining, commenting and critiquing previous formulations, re-inventing the story and becoming part it.
In honor of Geography Awareness Week I thought it apropos to take a closer look at some participatory cultures and popular grievances that have concretized around errors in digital cartography — especially in light of the recent and now infamous mapping debacle, Apple Maps.
An exploration of the connection between the archive, archival research, and feminism.
With election results now in, attention has inevitably turned to the one media source that has seemingly dedicated itself, 24/7, to making sure Obama was defeated and Republicans would take control of the Senate: Fox News.
A week after Hurricane Sandy, it is clear that media presentations of white ethnic working-class “shore” populations are distinct from, yet overlapping with, both those of the more privileged and more visible Manhattan, and also those of the poorer and more disenfranchised Lower 9th Ward after Hurricane Katrina.