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.
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,…
Ten (or more) media industry news items you might have missed recently.
Devices like Roku that sync existing television sets with the Internet are imperfect technologies.
I invested in a Roku box to reduce costs by streaming television over the Internet rather than paying for cable. Mission accomplished? Kind of.
Clear Channel has figured out how to profit from college radio. Can college radio survive its embrace?
Is the virtual watercooler making timeshifting impossible? Can you have your DVR and Twitter too?
Today is Record Store Day, a music industry event taking place at hundreds of independent record shops internationally. But is this “holiday,” intended to bolster record retailers, really better seen as an assertion of vinyl’s renewed importance in the industry?
I beta tested the first generation of the Apple iPad, so that you don’t have to.
The most exciting development in television technology showcased at the 2010 Consumer Electronics Show was not 3DTV, but web-connected, widget-equipped television sets.
Apple has a new product. Are the possibilities as endless as the apps in the app store or is it much ado about nothing?