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The Digitization of Comic Books… only without the heroes and villains Jun 29, 2011

Venturing again into an example I do not know enough about, I wanted to recommend this Wired article on how the comics industry has been managing the shift to digital formats and distribution. The title, “The iPad Could Revolutionize the … Continue reading

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Tracing the Path of Online Video Jun 28, 2011

In recent years, video has been blowing up in popularity across the Web and on mobile networks and most of us just watch it without thinking much about what it takes to bring it to our screens.  It’s simple to … Continue reading

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Search and Destroy: More antitrust allegations against Google Jun 27, 2011

As reported by the Wall Street Journal last Thursday, Google faces a potential civil antitrust investigation from the U.S. Federal Trade Commission for practices that include privileging certain search results based on how much a company is willing to pay … Continue reading

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Information War?: Lulzsec, Anonymous, Wikileaks and Stuxnet Jun 25, 2011

Just after Wikileaks was being refused services from corporations like Mastercard and Amazon, following the leaking of thousands of USA State department documents, the group Anonymous rocketed into public view as it attacked back.  Co-ordinating denial of service attacks against … Continue reading

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Culture Digitally: An Introduction Pt. 2 Jun 20, 2011

We face an increasingly complex ecology of digital technologies and cultural production outlets: blogs, video games, Facebook, wikis, media platforms, Twitter, etc. And we are finding that they present substantive challenges to our ways of understanding the workings and implications … Continue reading

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