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Monthly Archives: August 2011

Lodsys, “Patent trolls,” and Free Culture, or, Was the Web really ever emancipatory? Aug 19, 2011

So, I know I’m using emancipation very loosely here. Saying emancipation begs the question:  Emancipation from what?  I’m trying to cheekily hark back to early ideas of the Internet as a space that can emancipate us from mass culture by making us all … Continue reading

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Five points Aug 5, 2011

By the end of the first workshop, we had turned a enormous range of ideas into five groupings of discussion topics. If we started with a sky full of stars, by the end we had formed them into loose constellations. … Continue reading

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A Conversation with Nick Couldry about Cultural Studies and Social Theory Aug 4, 2011

The Cultural Studies podcast, hosted by Toby Miller, has posted its latest interview, with our own Nick Couldry. Nick narrates his academic career and offers glimpses of his forthcoming book, Media, Society, World: Social Theory and Digital Media Practice (Polity), which … Continue reading

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Infographic: Bytes beat bricks [Fortune] Aug 1, 2011

In my continuing effort to think carefully about the digitization of distribution, Here’s a pretty helpful little bit of infographic frippery, that documents the growth of digital distribution models in relation to the brick and mortar counterparts. Might also be … Continue reading

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