TV, internet and other media

TV, internet and other media

 

Uma Thurman at Series Mania
Wednesday, 10 April 2019 13:00

Serial TV: Platforms, Concentration and The Same Old Thing

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Dennis Broe reports from the Series Mania festival, previews some of the new series due to hit our screens, and surveys trends in the ever-concentrating, hugely profitable industry of digital media There certainly was mania, with over 60 series being screened, three days of industry panels, and with masterclasses (extended…
The media, manipulation, and democratic cultural policies
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…
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