Archive for April, 2009

Do not mourn the death of local newspapers

Monday, April 27th, 2009The crisis in local news is not just about "the business model", a phrase I am coming to loathe. It is about the fabric of a society and the careers that grew out of local journalism and have made so ...

Alan Moore lecture at MIT

Thursday, April 23rd, 2009A while back, I spoke at MIT - I was invited by Henry Jenkins - who runs the Comparative Media Studies course, I was given the opportunity to discuss and explore my thoughts and ideas around what drives our communications ...

The elegant universe

Monday, April 20th, 2009I am doing some research for the No Straight Line project and spent this afternoon looking at String theoryString theory is a developing branch of theoretical physics that combines quantum mechanics and general relativity into a quantum theory of gravity. ...

Economic models for newsbrands

Sunday, April 19th, 2009Three journalists, publicly, have been proposing new models for newspapers' financial survival in the face of Google's aggregating all web-based articles writes Andrew Whiteacre. The three articles are submitted by David Carr, Maureen Dowd, and David Denbyof the three, only ...

Public engagement and context in the key of life

Sunday, April 19th, 200971% of adults used to play on the streets when they were young. 21% of children do so now. Are we designing children and play out of the public realm?This project is a study into different ways of bringing play ...

Alan interviewed by Peggy Anne Salz @ thinkmobile [part 2]

Thursday, April 16th, 2009The second part of my interview with Peggy Anne Salz where we dig deeper into some of the topics and issues (within a marketing communications and business context) that confound  so many companies today.

Alan interviewed by Peggy Anne Salz @ thinkmobile [part 1]

Thursday, April 16th, 2009Here I am talking to Peggy Anne Salz on the challenges facing businesses and brands, within a social media context at the Think Mobile conference recently held in New York. We discuss, the root causes of this social media revolution, ...

The gathering: community, identity and authority

Saturday, April 11th, 2009[caption id="attachment_3758" align="aligncenter" width="560" caption="Tourist 9: http://www.arionkudasz.com/tourist2008.html"][/caption]Kudász Gábor Arion, writes When denoting humans, 6 billion, 1 million, even 10,000, seem beyond one’s grasp: even ten people may be too many for a room.Why do people gather in a particular place, and ...

Enclosing the commons of the mind

Tuesday, April 7th, 2009Underlying all property law is the question: How is wealth created? Obviously, every innovation has an individual component and a social component: inspiration plus tradition. Every original creation, James Boyle observes, is “built from the resources of the public domain ...

Newsbrands of the 21st Century [1]

Sunday, April 5th, 2009Dave Cushman posts The Guardian's Open Platform project has caused a bit of a stir, at a time when mass media of all kinds is struggling to work out business models that have a better fit with the networked world.The clever ...

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