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Deadpool's success accelerates the inevitable: total geek domination | Film | The Guardian
But Deadpool doesn’t just offer up a hero it thinks the fanbase will love, it offers up an entire world. It is one of the best articulations of “geek culture” to reach the big screen. And if it can pull off big numbers at the cinema with an exclusively adult audience, it will presage not only more movies like it but bring geeks one step closer to what they truly want; control of the entire world. [...] Basically Deadpool is Reddit: the movie. It’s highly enjoyable, and very well made, but it’s also a marker, a moment where a massive multi-million dollar bet has been made on geek culture being not only a mainstream proposition but an adult one too.
Hollywood  geek  nerd  internet  culture  subculture 
february 2016 by asterisk2a
What last night’s “The Newsroom” gets wrong about “disruption” in media | PandoDaily
This has become a common theme in Hollywood and television’s depiction of Silicon Valley. Tech entrepreneurs, especially on HBO’s popular series “Silicon Valley,” are often portrayed as awkward losers who lucked into a billion dollar payday simply because they stayed inside playing computer games as kids instead of riding their bikes. It’s as if society still hasn’t graduated from its 1980s “Revenge of the Nerds” mentality. But while there’s truth to every cliche, the act of turning these rich kids into objects of ridicule glosses over the well of sociopathic greed they drew on to make their companies so successful in the first place. Sure, some tech founders are lovable geeks. But the capacity for evil is just as large in Silicon Valley as it is in any other corporate environment. ... [ to the point, that Unterhaltungsfernsehen = menschenverachtend. ]
Silicon  Valley  cliche  stereotype  geek  nerd  Entertainment  Industry  mass  culture  Pop  Hollywood  public  awareness  public  discourse  diffamierung  defamation  public  image  public  perception  subculture  distortion  Patriarchy 
november 2014 by asterisk2a
Anita Sarkeesian, Feminist Frequency - XOXO Festival (2014) - YouTube
At this year's XOXO festival, Anita Sarkeesian, creator of the "Tropes vs. Women in Video Games" series of videos, gave a presentation on all the various ways online trolls and harassers attempted to intimidate, threaten and discredit her work as a cultural critic.
#GamerGate  feminist  feminism  gaming  industry  troll  Trolls  Haters  Hater  Nerd  Gamer  Geek  subculture  gender-based  harassment  gender-based  discrimination  defamation  Libel  slander  internet  culture  everyday  sexism  sexism  sexismus  Misogynie  misogyny  Social  Media  impersonation  anonymity  anonym  Anita  Sarkeesian  gender  politics  gender  policing  information  cascade  disinformation  4chan  self-regulation  self-awareness  self-publishing  image  public  perception  victim  victim  blaming 
october 2014 by asterisk2a
Intel buckles to anti-feminist campaign by pulling ads from gaming site | The Verge
Intel has pulled an [ad] campaign from [...] Gamasutra after it reportedly received a number of complaints from self-identified gamers upset that the site was championing fair gender representation in video games. The decision by the world's largest chipmaker to remove its [ad] from the site comes as a result of a coordinated campaign called Operation Disrespectful Nod, apparently orchestrated by supporters of the #GamerGate hashtag, who rail against so-called "social justice warrior" writers, journalists, & developers. [...] Her piece argued that the games industry has now ballooned so large that it had outgrown its niche origins, making the concept of the "gamer" a thing of the past. Alexander admitted that change would be difficult for those who still self-identified as a gamer, whose "identity depends on the ageing cultural signposts of a rapidly-evolving, increasingly broad and complex medium," but her message was triumphant. "We're creating culture now. ..." + bit.ly/1CJzGws
#GamerGate  feminism  feminist  gaming  industry  Entertainment  Entertainment  Troll  Trolls  Haters  Hater  Nerd  Geek  stereotype  labels  label  boxes 
october 2014 by asterisk2a
The Bouncevlog (Castles, Friendly Security, and Shay's Interview) - YouTube
The cool kids in high school are now the cool kids on YouTube. ... Twitter, Fb, and YT and Google are internet commodities. Instagram, Gifs, Vine, ... are the new hip stuff to be on to create for. Tumblr seems to be in the middle. as does foursquare. ....
YouTube  Community  Start-up  Nerd  Geek  corporatism  Entertainment  Industry  Music  Industry  economies  of  scale  economics  of  abundance  Hollywood  mainstream  media  mainstream  Maker  Studios  Mediakraft  MCN  YouTube  Network  economies  of  agglomeration  Twitter  noise  Google  Recommendation  Engine  curation  curator  personality  Personal  Brand  brands  branding  Facebook  generationy  millenials 
march 2014 by asterisk2a

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