Streaming Across Borders: The Digital Single Market, Web-Based Television and the “Global” Viewer

June 4, 2015
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Streaming Across Borders: The Digital Single Market, Web-Based Television and the “Global” Viewer

Sam Ward looks under the hood of the EU’s “digital single market” initiative and finds wrenches in the machinery—geo-blocking, national-cultural specificity and more.
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“Faces of Hong Kong”: My City? My Home?

“Faces of Hong Kong”: My City? My Home?

The Hong Kong government has been saying that local people have a strong sense of belonging in this so-called “Asia’s World City.” Believe it or not? A promotional video featuring an old district in Hong Kong will tell you more.
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Digital Tools for Television Historiography, Part II

June 2, 2015
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Digital Tools for Television Historiography, Part II

In the second post in our "Digital Tools" series, Elana Levine discusses her process for converting historical research materials into chapter outlines using Scrivener.
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“They Repackaged It”: Technofuturism in Tomorrowland

June 1, 2015
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“They Repackaged It”: Technofuturism in <em>Tomorrowland</em>

Li Cornfeld considers the technofuturism and Cold War nostalgia in "Tomorrowland," in light of the Walt Disney Company’s own corporate departure from space age optimism.
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Moving Into a Fuller House: Television Reboots, Nostalgia, and Time

May 29, 2015
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Moving Into a <em>Fuller House</em>: Television Reboots, Nostalgia, and Time

Mark Lashley discusses "Fuller House" and the current trend of resurrected television nostalgia, and how the notion of television as an ephemeral or disposable media form is diminishing.
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Digital Tools for Television Historiography, Part I

May 26, 2015
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Digital Tools for Television Historiography, Part I

In the inaugural post in our "Digital Tools" series, Elana Levine discusses DEVONthink document management software and her methods for organizing historical research materials digitally.
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A Turn Toward the Ruins of Radio History

A Turn Toward the Ruins of Radio History

Peter Schaefer writes about the public face of radio preservation, making a case for acknowledging what's been lost to the ages while simultaneously showcasing what's been found.
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You Ever Hear of a Girl Detective?: Negotiating Gender and Authority in Candy Matson

You Ever Hear of a Girl Detective?: Negotiating Gender and Authority in <em>Candy Matson</em>

How did post-World War II female detectives balance authority and femininity on the radio? Catherine Martin writes about knowledge of urban geography as the source of a detective's power in "Candy Matson."
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Style, Structuring Conceits, and the Paratexts of Mad Men

May 22, 2015
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Style, Structuring Conceits, and the Paratexts of <em>Mad Men</em>

Piers Britton on Mad Men's visual style, series structure, and Sixties-philiac tendencies, and how the TV series turned its tension between the espousal of emotional truthfulness and a preoccupation with “superficial” visual pleasures into a branding strategy.
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Public-Service Streaming: BBC Three and the Politics of Online Engagement

May 21, 2015
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Public-Service Streaming: BBC Three and the Politics of Online Engagement

Elizabeth Evans tracks the ongoing fallout of the BBC’s plan to relocate a channel to the online-only realm.
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