Industry

I, Reboot (Part II)

May 20, 2014
By
I, Reboot (Part II)

This second installment of "I, Reboot" dives into the origins of the reboot-as-narrative-analogy and distinguishes "reboot" from "ret-con."
Read more »

Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,
Posted in Film, Industry, Perspectives, TV | 13 Comments »

I, Reboot (Part 1)

May 8, 2014
By
I, Reboot (Part 1)

What is a reboot, then? This is the overarching question of this series of articles and one which I have been wrestling with for six years or so.
Read more »

Tags: , , , , , , ,
Posted in Film, Industry, Perspectives | Comments Off

Bollywood, Hollywood — Trollywood?

February 6, 2014
By
Bollywood, Hollywood — Trollywood?

Somewhere in the British/American relationship, a distinct genre of television has originated, which I propose to call “Trollywood.”
Read more »

Tags: , , , ,
Posted in Industry, Perspectives, TV | 2 Comments »

Check-in vs. See It: How Twitter’s Latest Moves Impact GetGlue

October 25, 2013
By
Check-in vs. See It: How Twitter’s Latest Moves Impact GetGlue

The Twitter-Comcast partnership and their See It feature could have interesting consequences for lesser social networks like GetGlue and Viggle.
Read more »

Tags: , , , ,
Posted in Industry, TV | Comments Off

Why Verizon v. FCC Matters for Net Neutrality— and Why It Doesn’t

September 6, 2013
By
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.
Read more »

Tags: , , , , , , , , ,
Posted in Industry, Industry, Internet, Internet, Perspectives, Technology, Technology | 1 Comment »

What Are You Missing? Aug 5 – Aug 18

August 18, 2013
By
What Are You Missing? Aug 5 – Aug 18

Ten (or more) media industry news items you might have missed recently.
Read more »

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
Posted in Columns, Current Events, Industry, What Are You Missing? | Comments Off

Let’s talk about search: Some lessons from building Lantern

August 14, 2013
By
Let’s talk about search: Some lessons from building Lantern

This week, Lantern, a search and visualization platform for the Media History Digital Library, reached its first wide public.
Read more »

Tags: , , , , ,
Posted in Celebrity/Stardom, Film, Industry, Internet, Perspectives, Print, Radio, Technology, TV | 10 Comments »

E3 Preview: Big Changes for the Gaming Industry

June 10, 2013
By
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?
Read more »

Tags: , , , , , , , ,
Posted in Current Events, Games, Industry, Industry, Technology, Technology | Comments Off

Superman IV: The Quest for Peace and the Low-Budget Superhero Film

May 22, 2013
By
<i>Superman IV: The Quest for Peace</i> and the Low-Budget Superhero Film

The imminent release of Man of Steel on June 14 begs a reflection of 1987's overlooked installment, Superman IV: The Quest for Peace.
Read more »

Posted in Current Events, Film, Industry, Perspectives | Comments Off

The Deanna Durbin Cult

May 7, 2013
By
The Deanna Durbin Cult

The figure of the recently passed Deanna Durbin (1921-2013) is fascinating today because of how it embodies a sensibility within stardom: the cult of the child star.
Read more »

Tags: , , ,
Posted in Celebrity/Stardom, Celebrity/Stardom, Current Events, Film, Film, Industry, Industry | 1 Comment »

Creating is Collecting

May 2, 2013
By
Creating is Collecting

The culture of contemporary baseball card collecting is an excellent example of how creativity can serve as a satisfying replacement for traditional economic incentives.
Read more »

Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,
Posted in Celebrity/Stardom, Industry, Internet, Perspectives, Technology | Comments Off

Aereo and “Free” Broadcasting

April 18, 2013
By
Aereo and “Free” Broadcasting

Considering the larger historical context of the broadcasters' objections to Aereo, how might this case reflect how broadcasters are revising their commitment to "free" television?
Read more »

Tags: , , ,
Posted in Industry, Industry, Internet, Perspectives, Technology, TV, TV | 5 Comments »