Author: Megan Sapnar Ankerson

Megan Sapnar Ankerson (University of Michigan) researches new media, interaction design, technology, digital visual cultures, and web/new media history. Her forthcoming book, "Dot-com Design" historicizes web design practices during the dot-com bubble. Additional interests include type and graphic design, tivo, tennis (both off-screen and on the wii), sci-fi, 20th century computers/software, web archives, and movies with body swapping plots.

The Post-TV Era

A deal that will indelibly alter our media landscape, throw the future of broadcast into question, promise new distribution models, expand interactive and “addressable” advertising… a deal that will fundamentally redefine television. No, I’m not talking about the Comcast-NBC Universal announcement that made waves last week. This was the hype surrounding the “information superhighway” of 1993.