The Gendered Politics of Digital Brand Labor

March 18, 2015
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The Gendered Politics of Digital Brand Labor

In the so-called “attention economy,” brands increasingly harness the immaterial labor of social media participants. To what extent can these digital activities by understood as gendered? This post draws on findings from a recently published International Journal of Cultural Studies article to explore the gendered politics of social media labor.
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Edgar Dale, Educational Radio, and Sensory Learning

March 16, 2015
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Edgar Dale, Educational Radio, and Sensory Learning

What makes technology educational? Brian Gregory prompts this inquiry in his consideration of how Edgar Dale's ideas about sensory learning fit into the history of educational radio and ed tech.
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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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American Sniper: Silence and Fury

March 12, 2015
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<i>American Sniper</i>: Silence and Fury

Post by Debra Ramsay, Research Associate, Technologies of Memory Project, Glasgow University Following is the second installment in the series of fortnightly blogs “From Nottingham and Beyond,” featuring contributions from faculty in the University of Nottingham’s Department of Culture, Film and Media and our alumni working in higher education or media industries in the U.K. and abroad. This week’s...
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What to Make of the Historic Net Neutrality Win

March 11, 2015
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What to Make of the Historic Net Neutrality Win

The FCC’s new Open Internet rules are a major come-from-behind victory for net neutrality. How in the world did this actually get done? And what exactly happens now?
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Selma, “Bloody Sunday,” and the Most Important TV Newsfilm of the 20th Century

March 10, 2015
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Selma, “Bloody Sunday,” and the Most Important TV Newsfilm of the 20th Century

The most consequential TV newsfilm of the 20th century records the beating of voting rights marchers on the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama on March 7, 1965. It led directly to the passage of the landmark Voting Rights Act. With the 50th anniversary commemorations of “Bloody Sunday,” network and cable news channels...
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Kim Gordon’s Self-Fashioning

March 9, 2015
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Kim Gordon’s Self-Fashioning

In her memoir, Girl in a Band, musician Kim Gordon addresses how fashion and music are mutually constitutive outlets for creative expression and feminist critique.
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The Conflicted Populism of Parks and Recreation

March 5, 2015
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The Conflicted Populism of <i>Parks and Recreation</i>

Though widely praised for its political optimism and progressiveness, NBC's Parks and Recreation also expresses a more complex and pessimistic view about the American voting public.​
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Straddling the “Edge”: The Invisible Trend of Religion on TV

March 4, 2015
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Straddling the “Edge”: The Invisible Trend of Religion on TV

With religion on fictional television growing, why is it so difficult for press and PR to acknowledge this shift within the industry?
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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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