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Rethinking Media Distribution

November 20, 2013
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Rethinking Media Distribution

Chuck Tryon discusses Jeff Ulin's latest book on media distribution, focusing on temporal and spatial considerations in a global, digital marketplace.
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Why Verizon v. FCC Matters for Net Neutrality— and Why It Doesn’t

September 6, 2013
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Why Verizon v. FCC Matters for Net Neutrality— and Why It Doesn’t

The policy battle over net neutrality is heating back up with the hearing in Verizon v. FCC. Here's what's at stake in the case.
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Teach Hacks: Creating Clips from DVDs

August 8, 2013
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Teach Hacks: Creating Clips from DVDs

Extracting clips from DVDs is and will continue to be a crucial skill for media educators and researchers even as cloud and streaming services threaten DVDs; here's how to do it.
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E3 Preview: Big Changes for the Gaming Industry

June 10, 2013
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E3 Preview: Big Changes for the Gaming Industry

E3 begins this week and with it will come more news on Sony and Microsoft's new consoles. What might we learn and how will it change the entire gaming industry?
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All My Commodities: Valuing the Online Soap Opera

April 30, 2013
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All My Commodities: Valuing the Online Soap Opera

Prospect Park’s soap opera strategy tests traditional conceptions of televisual value within an evolving space of digital distribution.
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Dolby Atmos: What You Hear

April 11, 2013
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Dolby Atmos: What You Hear

If Atmos or a similar system were to become the industry standard, questions arise as to how its potential aesthetic might shape the way films sound and look.
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“Easter Eggs,” Errata, and Apple Maps

November 13, 2012
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“Easter Eggs,” Errata, and Apple Maps

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.
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Accessing the Cinematic Cloud

January 31, 2012
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Accessing the Cinematic Cloud

Recent comparisons to the early experience of using an ATM seem to offer quite a bit of potential for describing how we will be buying and watching movies and television shows in the near future.
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SOPA: Just Say NOPA

December 22, 2011
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SOPA: Just Say NOPA

Whatever you’ve been doing on the internet in the last few weeks, chances are you ran across something about SOPA. And for good reason—SOPA might just be the most dangerous internet legislation the US government has ever considered.
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Cloudy with a Chance of Media

October 6, 2011
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Cloudy with a Chance of Media

Music in the cloud services, such as Apple's iCloud, are a specific snapshot of music as a cultural commodity, one that sees music as indelibly networked to certain providers and technologies.
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You Can Patent That?

August 17, 2011
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You Can Patent That?

If you've ever clicked once to buy, you've taken part in an activity that has implications across the North American technology sectors for how consumers interact with the books, music, and movies they love on their digital devices.
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The Rise and Fall of @Sutterink: Showrunners [Off] Twitter III

August 14, 2011
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The Rise and Fall of @Sutterink: Showrunners [Off] Twitter III

While it was perhaps inevitable that Sutter’s lack of a filter would result in his Twitter account becoming a liability, the rise and fall of “@sutterink” has more to do with public perceptions of Twitter than with his actual commentary.
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Great Barbeque, Gigabits, and Google

April 6, 2011
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Great Barbeque, Gigabits, and Google

After sifting though around 1,100 applications and high profile pleas, Google recently picked a site for its 1 Gbps fiber network. And according to Google, Kansas City Kansas beats. . . well, everywhere. Why KCK? And what does this mean for the rest of us?
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