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Link Ch. 9 – What Is Television?

(Before we get started, I know I misspelled satellite on the white board this morning.  Get over it…) This morning in my Global Media Literacy class I asked my students a fairly simple question: What is television? The answers that … Continue reading

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Link Ch. 8 – Why should we care about 3D movies?

Why do we care about how 3D movies are made? Because movies that are shot in 3D from the beginning can look pretty good.  Beyond the obvious example of Avatar, I would  argue that the TRON remake was a gorgeous (if somewhat empty) 3D … Continue reading

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E-books continue to gain market share

E-books are continuing to rapidly gain market share, while sales of paperbacks are falling, according to a story at Paid Content. And while some “indie” writers are finding success through self-publishing using tools like Amazon’s Kindle support, just putting a … Continue reading

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The Real Meaning of WikiLeaks

The Economist has a great blog post up explaining why the importance of WikiLeaks transcends Julian Assange and his merry band of leakers.  The magazine’s writer argues that we are undergoing a huge shift from paper documents that are heavy … Continue reading

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Digital Media News Roundup

WSJ’s Walter Mossberg says Google TV not yet ready for prime time. Google’s entry into the set-top box tries to merge Web video and television into a single universe.  He likes the idea, but says it isn’t a smoothly operating … Continue reading

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Comic Books, Copyrights and Changing Media

As I noted yesterday, comic writer Mark Waid upset the comic world over the weekend with his keynote speech at the Harvey Awards (for excellence in comics).  Although I cannot find a transcript or video of his speech at the … Continue reading

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Media are Evolving – Part II

Yesterday I posted a blog entry about how old media are changing to respond to new technology and new demands from audiences.  Today, I’ve got a couple of followups to these stories: Wired’s Chris Anderson discusses “Web is Dead” Chris … Continue reading

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New Media Are Scary Dept. – Media Are Evolving, Not Going Extinct

We get a lot of proclamations about the future of media, many of which involve the death of one particular medium or another.  For example, a week or two ago Wired magazine ran a story proclaiming that “The Web is … Continue reading

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