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Pre-class and In-class video: Talking About Books

Several videos for our discussion in class this week about books.  And yes, I’m running about a week behind in class.  There was way too much to talk about in the business chapter! History of the Printing Press Back in … Continue reading

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Long Tail Pre-Class Video: Doug and Telisha Williams aka Wild Ponies

Doug and Telisha Williams, also known as the band Wild Ponies, funded the production of their latest album, Things That Used To Shine, using a Kickstarter campaign. They raised more than $30,000 from people who wanted to see their latest CD … Continue reading

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Pre-Class Video: Exploring the Long Tail with Girl Walk – All Day

For those of you who are fans of mashup artist Girl Talk, there is a now a fascinating dance film out that is essentially a 71-minute long video for Girl Talk’s latest album All Day. There’s a preview below, but … Continue reading

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Reposting: Girl Talk & Girl Walk Links

Had a request from one of my students to repost this: Here are links to posts talking about mashup artist Gregg Gillis’s performances as Girl Talk, and of the great dance film Girl Walk // All Day. Link Ch. 7 … Continue reading

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Link Ch. 3 – Using Kickstarter to Help Fund Movies

Kickstarter Page for Spike Lee’s Da Sweet Blood of Jesus  Small-town movie theaters theaters threatened by shift to digital cinema Story from the LA Times on how smaller communities are using fundraising and Kickstarter to try to buy digital projectors for drive-ins and … Continue reading

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Girl Talk & Girl Walk Links

Here are links to posts talking about mashup artist Gregg Gillis’s performances as Girl Talk, and of the great dance film Girl Walk // All Day. Link Ch. 7 – Meet Girl Talk’s Gregg Gillis Link Ch. 7 – Girl … Continue reading

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Sept. 12 Anniversary – We Choose to go to the Moon

No, not the anniversary of the day after Sept. 11, but the 50th anniversary of President John F. Kennedy’s “We Choose to go to the Moon” speech at Rice University. “We choose to go to the moon. We choose to … Continue reading

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Leaving the mainstream to watch political conventions

I like media that matches my political point of view as much as the next guy, but when there is an important event or speech going on, my preferred channel is C-SPAN.  And increasingly, I prefer to watch C-SPAN online … Continue reading

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Link Ch. 10 – UbuWeb

UbuWeb has collections of avant-garde films, music, and audio recordings.  Please note that this site can contain material some people would find offensive.  This may contain some of the longest of the long-tail media…. UbuWeb This is the overall site. … Continue reading

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Link Ch. 11 – Punk Polka, It Exists (as does Techno Polka)

So I made a bit of a joke about punk polka as long-tail content in my book Mass Communication: Living in a Media World.  But it’s only partially a joke.  Punk polka actually (well, sorta) exists. Here’s a story from … Continue reading

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