by: John McMurria / DePaul University
While the idealization of YouTube as a self-organizing, radically democratic community for sharing clip culture certainly helped to buffer what could be considered an act of selling “the community” as property to corporate giant Google, the image of YouTube as a revolutionary alternative to corporate media culture has nevertheless been a powerful one.
by: Jennifer Warren / Independent Scholar
At Burning Man, everywhere you look, there are art installations and art cars and art bikes and art camps and artful people.
by: Chuck Tryon / Fayetteville State University
NBC’s “quality” television offering questions the quality of television. But will it provide further insight into the institution of television?
by: Hector Amaya / Southwestern University
The segregation of Spanish-speaking entertainment from the rest of mainstream television serves not only as a barrier to Latino integration into American society, but also reinforces the idea that there is something logical and reasonable about segregating Spanish from our English-speaking lives.
by: Adam Fish / UCLA
With emphasis on cultural encounters, first-person, reality-based adventure television shares formal and theoretical similarities with select phases in the history and methodology of ethnography.
by: Nichola Dobson / Independent scholar based in Scotland
DVD’s sales, TV cable reruns and support from fans have been essential in the comeback of some TV programs; however these demonstrations have not worked evenly for all the cancelled shows. Which are the programming-industrial logics and politics behind a TV program’s come back?
by: Melissa Jane Hardie / University of Sydney
The proliferation of “ripped from the headline stories” impose the task of harmonising “real” events into more predictable narratives of frustration.
by: Nick Marx / FLOW Staff
Can Stephen Colbert bully Democrats back into power this midterm?