Zigzigger

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Legitimating Television, Process

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What I Did on my Summer Vacation

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The Television Image and the Image of the Television

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Mad Men Class

In the past few weeks I have begun to teach an independent study with Lynn Reed, a student in the Master of Arts in Liberal Studies at Skidmore College program. The topic is Mad Men: Serialized Television Narrative and Depictions of Social History in the Early 1960s (link is to the class blog). ... read more »

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Indie Promotion

The Columbia University Press website has published some of my work online, and I just wanted to alert those of you not following my every thought and link on twitter to these two items:

1. Indie’s introduction has been posted for all to see. It begins: ... read more »

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Indie: An American Film Culture

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Free TV? Television File-Sharing, Media Convergence and Cultural Status

I gave this paper on Saturday at the Society for Cinema and Media Studies conference in New Orleans. It’s an elaboration of some ideas I wrote awhile back in Flow. I have been researching this topic for a couple of years and the 2011 conference gave me the opportunity to turn it into something more substantial; there’s a longer version soon to be submitted to a journal. This is work in progress, and your comments are welcome. ... read more »

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Faves, 2010

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"The Attention-Span Myth"

Virginia Heffernan contacted me a couple of weeks ago abouth a piece she was writing on attention spans. She asked if I would answer some emailed questions and I said sure. ... read more »

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