“Tainted by its misogyny and embrace of consumption as a way of life, gamer culture isn’t worth saving.”
danah boyd offering a free pdf of “it’s complicated: “danah boyd is offering a free PDF of “it’s complicated”, her book about youth culture and technology“
Generation Like | FRONTLINE | PBS: “explores how the teen quest for identity has migrated to the web — and exposes the game of cat-and-mouse that corporations are playing with them
Last Hijack Interactive: “Last Hijack Interactive is an online transmedia experience that allows you to explore the hijacking of a ship in Somalia. It is the companion project to the Last Hijack documentary, which opened the Panorama Dokumente program at Berlinale earlier this month.
Exploring both sides of the story, Last Hijack Interactive allows you to uncover the complex realities behind piracy in Somalia though the eyes of a pirate and a captain, an advocate and a journalist, a parent and a wife. Combining live-action video shot on location and animation, the interactive experience gives the user the opportunity to navigate the real stories of these people, building to the hijack itself and the resulting aftermath. How can one such event influence an entire society? What’s the global impact of a single hijack?
The project will have its world premiere on March 11th, 2014, at the amazing SXSW Festival in Austin, Texas.
The interactive experience is the counterpart to Last Hijack, a semi-animated feature length film directed by Femke Wolting (Viktor & Rolf ‘Because We Are Worth It’, Another Perfect World) and Tommy Pallotta (A Scanner Darkly, Collapsus) which had its world premiere on February 7th, 2014 when it opens the Panorama Dokumente “
How a crime becomes political: Trayvon Martin and the way different media co-create the news » Nieman Journalism Lab: “A new paper out of MIT’s Center for Civic Media uses Media Cloud and other tools to map how the story of Trayvon Martin’s death was told — and evolved.“
The Paratext’s the Thing – The small screen has become just as much, if not more important, than the main screen.