Archive for February 24th, 2008

The Sweded Internet

I don’t know if any of you have gotten to see Be Kind Rewind yet (I haven’t), but the film’s ideas resonate with the class quite a bit. So if you see it, report your thoughts here.

And be sure to check out the film’s website, which reimagines with a D.I.Y. aesthetic. Don’t miss the Trailer page for a “Sweded YouTube,” and the ability to make your own video boxes. Like this:

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General Geekery &Taste of the Internet Jason Mittell 24 Feb 2008 No Comments

Political Comedy

Its astonishing the role comedy has played in this election cycle. Barack shows up on SNL for halloween, McCain announces his candidacy on Letterman; Thompson on Leno; Edwards on The Daily Show in ’04 (this time too?).

Now, I know he doesn’t believe in evolution, but Huckabee’s appearance on SNL last night is pretty funny:

Politics &Taste of the Internet &Videos Ross Bell 24 Feb 2008 2 Comments

New York Times Blog: The Medium

“With television and the Internet converging at last, who’s going to watch all this here-goes-nothing online video? Everything from political propaganda videos to pseudo-candid celebrity rants seems to expect an audience. “The Medium” will find, review and make sense of all those senseless new images: web video, viral video, user-driven video, custom interactive video, embedded video ads, web-based VOD, broadband television, diavlogs, vcasts, vlogs, video podcasts, mobisodes, webisodes, mashups and more.”

This seems like a ridiculously pertinent blog!

Taste of the Internet Ernest Russell 24 Feb 2008 No Comments

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