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Interstellar: It’s About Hope, Not Just Science!

November 25, 2014
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Interstellar: It’s About Hope, Not Just Science!

Interstellar’s real value is as an exploration of memory, of hope, and of the power of dreaming of a better tomorrow for our kids.
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“Hope” for Net Neutrality?

November 13, 2014
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“Hope” for Net Neutrality?

President Obama’s statement calling on the FCC to implement the strongest possible net neutrality regulations is significant for many reasons, including what it signals about citizen engagement in communications regulation and the politics of media policy.
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Downloading Serial (part 1)

October 13, 2014
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Downloading <i>Serial</i> (part 1)

This new form of serialized nonfictional podcasting is both compelling essential listening, and a challenge to our expectations for journalism.
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Popular Culture and Politics: The Hunger Games 3-Finger Salute in Thai Protests

June 4, 2014
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Popular Culture and Politics: The Hunger Games 3-Finger Salute in Thai Protests

Thai protesters' appropriation of the three-finger salute articulates the relationship between popular culture and politics and places the protests within a history of fan-based civic engagement.
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Only Marginally More Unreal: Reconsidering CNN’s Coverage of Malaysia Airlines 370

May 12, 2014
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Only Marginally More Unreal: Reconsidering CNN’s Coverage of Malaysia Airlines 370

With its reliance on speculation, dependence on simulation, and occasional swerves into absurdity, CNN's coverage of Malaysia Airlines 370 indexes the incomprehensibility of this disaster, marked by the failures of so many systems that seemed to promise safety, visibility, and order.
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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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