TV, internet and other media

TV, internet and other media

 

The media, manipulation, and democratic cultural policies
K2_PUBLISHED_ON Friday, 04 May 2018 19:08

The media, manipulation, and democratic cultural policies

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Martin Cloake discusses issues around media manipulation and self-censorship, ownership, and the questions for a progressive cultural policy on the media to address.  On the morning after the last General Election, Channel 4’s Jon Snow introduced the channel’s post-election roundup with the following words: “I know nothing. We, the media,…
Instruction
K2_PUBLISHED_ON Tuesday, 17 April 2018 09:55

A people's algorithm? Facebook and the rise of surveillance capitalism

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Tom Walker discusses how corporate profiteers are capturing a vital social resource - information about ourselves. How can we de-commodify our everyday lives and even our resistance? The above image is 'Instruction', by Alix Emery. ‘You don’t get to 500 million friends without making a few enemies,’ as Facebook movie…
Peaky Blinders and the Real Jessie Eden
K2_PUBLISHED_ON Wednesday, 14 February 2018 16:25

Peaky Blinders and the Real Jessie Eden

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Graham Stevenson reports on the recent Real Jessie Eden event in Birmingham, including Dave Puller's new poem on Jessie. Over 60 people crowded into the upstairs room at Cherry Reds café and bar in central Birmingham throughout the course of the Real Jessie Eden event, jointly organised by Culture Matters…
Let's think about bread: the internet moves from community forum to shopping mall
K2_PUBLISHED_ON Sunday, 10 December 2017 21:22

Let's think about bread: the internet moves from community forum to shopping mall

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Dennis Broe compares the current attempts to overrule the principle of net neutrality with 18C French economists' rejection of bread price controls. The U.S. regulatory body the Federal Communications Commission is set to overrule the principle of net neutrality where all speed on the internet is roughly equal and instead…
Deutschland 83: Replacing Reality with Fantasy
Sunday, 10 January 2016 06:46

Deutschland 83: Replacing Reality with Fantasy

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John Green outlines the disappointing failure of the new TV series to accurately portray life and events in East Germany. The gullibility of even sophisticated audiences and readers when it comes to accepting pure fiction as reality never ceases to amaze me. This is particularly so with portrayals of East-West…