media convergence
Are We Being Watched?

I’m Gonna Make You STREAM (Event TV – Part Five)

It’s the age-old tale of friendship and betrayal, partnerships and rivalries, business and greed… In the wake of the VCR craze, more and more people were deciding to rent and buy their favourite films and TV shows; even more so with the arrival of an enhanced way of watching… introducing, the DVD. Never underestimate how...
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What is the Juice?

So continuing on from my Nick Kent, Brian Wilson and a plastic Les Paul post I want to ask what are the qualities that my favourite popular culture products have had authored into them down through the glory years of western consumerist culture; the qualities that make the best music, moving image and literature so...
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Free To Play

This is another interesting article from Tadhg Kelly about the monetising of media on the internet – a persistent and complex challenge for content creators. Free To Play makes a lot of sense but is so against traditional thinking and top down distribution (control) I wonder how long it will take this kind of model...
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Bukowski on computers

Below is an extract from a poem by Charles Bukowski written before the arrival of social networks and hand-held devices. Maybe he’s got a point. now it’s computers and more computers and soon everybody will have one, 3-year-olds will have computers and everybody will know everything about everybody else long before they meet them and...
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Spreadable Media

Henry Jenkins on top form again. I particularly like what he says about moving away from the ‘infection’ and ‘contamination’ metaphor of viral media. Spreadable Media is much more about the audience and their ability to spread content they like and enjoy rather than receiving and carrying viral media.
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TV Viewer Habits Changing

This is an interesting piece looking at Accenture stats on how TV viewing habits are changing. I wonder what the broadcasters make of stats like these? The key sentence that sums up the change is; ‘As consumers have access to more media devices and more online services, they become less reliant on traditional technologies such...
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