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Ross: Power to the People? Or to the Industry?

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As filmic technology improves and methods of tele-participation grow and evolve, the lines between the industry and the audience shift and blur. It seems, generally speaking, that over time, the people have gained more control in what the industry produces, … Continue reading

So, “What’s the Future of TV?”

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Pay money for TELEVISION? PAH. Yeah right. While interning at Showtime this past summer, I participated in an on-going study of the evolving TV audience; a focus group dissecting the rapidly progressive viewership trends of my generation – and more … Continue reading

Normative’s “Evolution of Remix Culture”

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Limewire died this week. The last foot soldier in the fight against the big bad music industry. An industry that sucks money from artists directly, and apparently doesn’t want that to change. The vicious war on p2p sharing is NOT … Continue reading

DJ Spooky.

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And then there was light. …and Sight. Sound. Feeling. Color. Air and Earth and Sea. Notes, words, words and more words, more notes, scales, chords, phrases, sentences and paragraphs, languages, more languages. The Old Testament, the New Testament, the Torah … Continue reading

Fuller… Chapter 6: The Movie Fan

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I challenge you, or anyone for that matter, to find someone in this country who doesn’t like movies – aside perhaps from some 97 year-old evangelical woman with clinical cinephobia who lives in the middle of the desert. Or the … Continue reading

Fuller…Chapter 5: The Picture Palace

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It never ceases to amaze me how thin the veil of class divisions are, how alike we all really are, that, at the very heart of things, everyone wants to experience the same fundamental feelings and exercise the same natural senses. … Continue reading

Fuller… Chapter 4: Alternative Viewing.

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I remember being in elementary school and praying for the teacher to be out sick or too tired to deal with us – anything that might result in a sacred hour and a half of staring at that small fuzzy … Continue reading

Fuller Chapter 3… the Power of a Nickel

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When I was a little girl, I would make my grandfather tell me about his parents. The idealized and dewy eyed six year old me imagined them to be much like the immigrant animated mice in Feviel goes west, except … Continue reading

Fuller Chapter 2… the Geography of Viewership

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Too often I forget how incredibly massive the United States actually is; how diverse it’s people and opinions and tastes. No, I’m not a total idiot, I just live in the pleasantly opaque bubble of an East Coast Liberal arts … Continue reading

Prague’s Secret Son… Laterna Magika

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No need for a paternity test, Laterna Magika is indeed the illegitimate child of socialism! Yes, Laterna is a healthy, thriving, baby boy… with split personality disorder and a mild case of OCD. Highly functioning, but not your textbook definition … Continue reading