Like many HBO viewers, I was excited for last night’s finale of True Detective. I found much of the season compelling and captivating television, creating a stylized sense of place, a foreboding mystery, innovative narrative techniques, and two engaging characters played by masterful screen actors. I am enthusiastic about the hybrid form of the serial anthology, with short seasons each telling a stand-alone story under a shared creative banner. However, nine hours before the finale aired, I tweeted the following: ... read more »
On February 1998, the New York Times decreed that Blockbuster Video had established itself as the main video rental outlet, pushing all other independent video retailers into marginal and niche markets. ... read more »
by Shawn Sobers — University of the West of England / Firstborn Creatives
February 25, 2014 – 19:51
My colleague Angus Fraser asked me to fill out a questionnaire for a paper he is writing. As I like to recycle and re-connect content, I’ve pasted the my answers below. All the views are my own and not my employers or departments.
by Alex Juhasz — Pitzer College
February 20, 2014 – 17:17
My last post, MOOCing the Liberal Arts? concluded with this suggestion: “For those of us in higher education, including our students, our work is to provide MOOC alternatives by using technology, and other means, to improve what we do and to open access to what we have.” ... read more »