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