Michele Hilmes’ legacy for radio and sound studies, broadcasting history, and cultural studies is clearly profound and prodigious, but her influence extends further, as well: this quintessential cultural historian is also a profound new media scholar.
While Internet denizens celebrate the web’s “official” 25th anniversary today, we might pause to recognize how confusing and uncertain “inventions” and “births” sometimes are.
The Editorial Board of The Velvet Light Trap has extended the deadline for its forthcoming “On Sound (New Directions in Sound Studies)” issue to September 1. In particular, VLT seeks sound-related research that addresses issues and topics in radio, television, video games, digital/new media, and other non-film media. Read on for the CFP.
Netflix’s willingness to give the audience control over serial viewing challenges assumptions that the best way to control program costs is to eke out episodes over time, measuring demand, and then raising and lowering prices in response.
Is there any such thing as local digital media? Looking at the case of local podcasts, Tim Anderson argues that people indeed do, and always have, inscribed the local in their digital media creations.
Christopher Cwynar offers an overview of the Canadian Communication Association’s recent annual conference in Fredericton, New Brunswick.
As the Republican Party careens off into the netherworld of nuttery crafted by right wingnuts, we must ask ourselves what role users of new media play in helping craft their appeal. Do they deserve the attention we afford them through our own actions employing new media/social media?
The most exciting development in television technology showcased at the 2010 Consumer Electronics Show was not 3DTV, but web-connected, widget-equipped television sets.