Kevin Driscoll reconsiders narratives of 1993’s Eternal September to argue these communities were not the end, but the beginning of a more open, inclusive internet.Read more
“You Can Still Do It”: Apple Watch Activity Notifications During COVID-19
Andy Fischer Wright / University of Texas At Austin
What does it mean to receive notifications from your smart watch telling you to exercise, especially during a pandemic? Andy Fischer Wright makes an argument that his Apple Watch Activity notifications make it clear that the company is more interested in the data he produces than his well-being.Read more
A Part and Apart: Hawaii and Domestic Satellite Broadcasting, 1967-1971
Selena Dickey / University of Texas Austin
Selena Dickey analyzes the way industry rhetoric shaped understandings of new telecommunication satellite technology and Hawaii’s regional identity, often configured as both a part of the domestic and apart from it.Read more
Know Your Audience: The Quest for Digitally Addressable Systems in India
Shanti Kumar/University of Texas at Austin
An interrogation of the continued quest for digitally addressable systems in India.Read more
by: Jorge A. González / Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México
Una propuesta en cuanto al neologismo “cibercultur@”: entenderlo como un objeto de estudio y como un valor
de desarrollo y empoderamiento social. / A proposal to
use the neologism “cybercultur@” to designate an area
of study, as well as describe a value for development and social empowerment.
by: Javier Esteinou Madrid / Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana, Unidad Xochimilco
Entramos en la fase histórica de vivir bajo el imperio
del nuevo poder informal de los medios de difusión colectivos. / We are entering a new historical phase in which we live under the empire of the new informal power of collective mass media.
by: Eric Freedman / Florida Atlantic University
Do the suspects of Dateline: To Catch a Predator have any right to privacy, or can they be freely featured as part of the flow of network television?
by: Jason Mittell / Middlebury College
What is television to a child who only knows TiVo?
by: Tom McCourt / Fordham University
Despite the availability of public radio in new forms, and the changing focus of programming, radio’s primary strength remains its status as the most local of media.
by: John Hartley / Queensland University of Technology, Australia
A look backwards at the role of television scholarship reveals some insights about where we can go from here, as well as the roads not travelled.
by: Vicki Mayer / Tulane University
Vicki Mayer watches New Orleans endure Hurricane Katrina while on sabbatical in the Amazon.
by: Thomas Streeter / University of Vermont
Beyond Janet Jackson’s breast: an investigation of how to rethink the moral discourse of media reform.