Archive for 2008

Obama = Engagement

Wednesday, December 31st, 2008[caption id="attachment_3047" align="alignleft" width="500" caption="Obama inspires. Hugh McLeod - gapingvoid.com"][/caption]What Obama embodies is something different — a networked model of the relations amongst all of us who are involved in the process of transforming American society. The differences between Obama ...

Daisy makes it a Christmas to remember

Sunday, December 21st, 2008[caption id="attachment_2710" align="alignnone" width="238" caption="Daisy has the right gun for you"][/caption]I came across this on my travels, and I marvel at what this ad tells us. The mixture of the nuclear family, innocence, and the deadly weaponry that they hold ...

The Craftsman and modern society

Saturday, December 20th, 2008This summer I read an enlightening book called The Craftsman, by Richard Sennett.And one I highly recommend. The Craftsman, is an exploration into the idea of craftsmanship, from the basics of technique and personal expression to how craftsmanship might be ...

Mitch and the Jerk

Thursday, December 18th, 2008This week I posted on Beck's new "blog" which I scraped from Adrants.I agreed with what the Adrant boys and girls had to say. The signature failure of style over substance, was the point. For example, the Roissy Terminal 1 ...

The holy grail of public service broadcasting

Tuesday, December 16th, 2008well some people might think so?Thompson described "the plan" as "potentially the holy grail of future public service broadcasting provision in the UK"The plan Stan is thisThe BBC said its proposals to share its online and digital technology would provide ...

The future not by TV but by broadband

Tuesday, December 16th, 2008Television cannot deliver a digital society, only broadband can do that. The move to digital broadcasting and to broadband means that media literacy depends on a willingness to embrace new technology. That may be a challenge for many people. Changes ...

TV dramas: a South Korean distribution case study

Monday, December 15th, 2008While 'windowing' as a vehicle for intertemporal price discrimination has been the traditional distribution strategy for TV programs, new digital technologies are calling for new distribution methods. In this study, we examine the changing distribution patterns for TV dramas in ...

The Johnston Press – it did not have to be this way

Monday, December 15th, 2008The lack of an effective digital strategy, few apparent plans aside from further cost cuts, and concerns over refinancing debt are the main reasons cited for the share price collapse.Writes the Sunday HeraldAnd of course the banking collapse and its ...

The craftsman as citizen journalist

Tuesday, December 9th, 2008In the Craftsman by Richard Sennett, he points us to the philosopher Pico della Mirandola, who envisaged Homo Faber to mean "man as his own maker." Richard Lester and Michael Piore describe the process of (meaningful) as communication asFluid, context-dependent, ...

The Jerk

Tuesday, December 9th, 2008Steve Martin, played a blinder in the Jerk - a white boy adopted by a black family, yet he doesn't realise this, 'cause he's a jerk. In one seen the Jerk, is trying to get with the beat but he ...

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