warrenellis + media   9

CTheory.net: Sky High, Skin Deep - dark technologies of mediation
"Media has become responsive architecture. Intelligent media artefacts are now embedded into the very fabric of our existence; they have become the structure of society itself. Ubiquitous computing creates informational environments in which material structures of communication become alive with agency. McLuhan's light bulb is now everyware: [1] technology that mediates by its mere presence"
media  culture 
29 days ago by warrenellis
BBC - Blogs - Adam Curtis - NOW THEN
"If you are an American politician today, as well as an entourage you also have a new, modern addition. You have what's called a "digital tracker". They follow you everywhere with a high-definition video camera, and they are employed by the people who want to destroy your political career."
pol  media  surveillance  web 
12 weeks ago by warrenellis
Science Dads & Corrupting the Youth: an apology for philosophy » Cyborgology
"science dad" was pretty much the only job I ever wanted, damn you all
media 
may 2014 by warrenellis
How cross-media storytelling is about to change the way that we consume and interact with content
"The way in which the public consumes media is changing though. Television shows are broadcast globally and social networking services such as Twitter and Facebook allow millions of fans to communicate and debate with one another in real-time. There’s a chance here to move away from a passive, never-changing form of content"
media 
april 2013 by warrenellis
Green Pages | Near Future Laboratory
"For those of you who haven’t subscribed, or don’t know about it, Green Pages is Design Fiction operationalized. Green Pages makes Design Fiction into something the entertainment industry can use directly."
future  writing  design+fiction  media 
march 2013 by warrenellis
Where Have All the George Washingtons Gone? - By Aaron David Miller | Foreign Policy
"Lincoln gave four major speeches during his presidency; FDR gave only four fireside chats during his first year. Barack Obama gave over 500 speeches and major remarks during his first 365 days in office."
pol  media 
february 2012 by warrenellis
Decline Watch: Malnourished muppet to appear on Sesame Street | FP Passport
"A new poverty-stricken Muppet will highlight the issue of hunger struggles on an episode of "Sesame Street", the show said in a statement on Tuesday. Pink-faced Muppet Lily, whose family deals with food insecurity, will join Big Bird, Elmo and other favorites on a one-hour prime-time special featuring country star Brad Paisley and his wife Kimberly Williams Paisley called "Growing Hope Against Hunger," to air Oct 9."
media  pol  dooooom 
october 2011 by warrenellis
Comic Relief co-creator urges BBC to split news and entertainment | Media | guardian.co.uk
"Bennett-Jones railed against the BBC management's "twisted tyranny of data" and their "lack of faith in creative talent" he believes is smothering the TV industry."
media  tv  culture 
september 2011 by warrenellis

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