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.
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.
An interrogation of the continued quest for digitally addressable systems in India.
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.
by: Faye Ginsberg / NYU
Today, as I write, the United Nations is inaugurating a long awaited program, a “Digital Solidarity Fund”, that will underwrite initiatives that address “the uneven distribution and use of new information and communication technologies” and “enable excluded people and countries to enter the new era of the information society.”