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What the Canadian Netflix Says About Canadians (and Netflix)

March 13, 2015
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What the Canadian Netflix Says About Canadians (and Netflix)

There is a difference between the Canadian edition of Netlix and the Canadians who watch Netflix. What does that mean for the future of the service in Canada?
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As Seen on Shark Tank: Tech Entrepreneurship’s Portable Aesthetics

March 3, 2015
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As Seen on <i>Shark Tank</i>: Tech Entrepreneurship’s Portable Aesthetics

In a recent episode of ABC's Shark Tank, debate over what constitutes a technology takes on industrial dimensions as the stylistics of Silicon Valley shape popular images of entrepreneurship across industrial sectors.
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Why is My Kid Watching That Lady Fondle Eggs?

November 21, 2014
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Why is My Kid Watching That Lady Fondle Eggs?

Advancing Our Way to the Bottom? My kids' “now” and “just what I wanted” style of viewership encourages them to be tiny, impatient content bullies.
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Moving Beyond Screen Time

November 20, 2014
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Moving Beyond Screen Time

What's all this nonsense about "screen time"?
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Redefining “Public” Education: Reflections from GeekGirlCon, Seattle, October 11-12

Redefining “Public” Education:  Reflections from GeekGirlCon, Seattle, October 11-12

We have been to three girl-focused cons this summer and fall: LeakyCon, DashCon and GeekGirlCon. These cons are non-profit, largely run by volunteers, and provide alternative geeky spaces to male-dominated cons. These cons extend the work of social media such as Tumbr by providing safe public spaces where feminist, feminine, and queer young people can...
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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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Liking Facebook

May 5, 2014
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Liking Facebook

Despite its myriad problems, here are some reasons to like Facebook.
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Case Studies in Technological Change

March 10, 2014
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Case Studies in Technological Change

To paraphrase Robert Allen and Douglas Gomery in Film History: Theory and Practice, media depends on machines. Technology contextualizes industrial and stylistic change, reveals and obscures sites of cultural negotiation and meaning, and enables new modes of media production, circulation, and reception. The significance of technology to media studies has only become more acute...
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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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Let’s talk about search: Some lessons from building Lantern

August 14, 2013
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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.
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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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Teach Hacks: How to Capture and Save Broadcast

May 27, 2013
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Teach Hacks: How to Capture and Save Broadcast

The question I’m often asked by people afraid of the ephemerality of broadcast is: How do I record television? And how do I save what I’ve recorded for posterity? Here are my practical steps with relevant hardware suggestions.
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