Archive For The “weekly round-up” Category

research link dump: (mobile) branding, (geo)tagging, and (virtual) graffiti

By | March 18, 2010

So this weekly round-up is a bit different from my usual semi-regular link dump of stuff I’ve been reading. The past couple of weeks, I’ve been lax on blogging the past couple of weeks because I’ve been busy firing my little synapses at issues surrounding the how branding + geotagging/location check-in (e.g. foursquare, gowalla) affect […]

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Weekly round-up [3/05/10]: the science of art, old media interactivity,

By | March 5, 2010

I should probably acknowledge that my weekly round-ups aren’t so much weekly as they are “periodically,” but it’s a little too late to change now. So in honor of the approaching Oscars, the NYT recently released a piece on how shot pacing in films matches our brain rhythms. Interesting observations, but it begs the question: […]

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Weekly round-up [2/19/10]: Old media memes, new media TV audiences, race + tech, and awesome uses of twitter

By | February 19, 2010

First, a couple of pieces that looks at “traditional media” concepts in light of new media practices and insights: Over at Harvard’s Berkman Center, there was a recent talk from Jure Leskovec that tracks quotations-as-memes use in news cycles. While I’m more of a qualitative gal myself, I do have to admit a certain amount […]

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Weekly round-up [02/05/10]: Tech and global development, online video, crowdsourcing and collaboration

By | February 5, 2010

So coming off the Luce days, a few things about internet + the world at large: The Open Net Initiative has released it’s annual review of filtering, surveillence, and info warfare. What’s particularly interesting to me as I glanced through it is how different regions filtered content. Some focused on content type (e.g. pornography), while […]

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Weekly round-up [01/29/10]: Data Privacy!

By | January 29, 2010

So I’ve been a little lax on my “weekly” reading round-ups, but slowly trying to get back in the swing of balancing out intake to output. As many of you know, Thursday was Data Privacy Day. Google released a video and written listing of its privacy principles, explaining how it uses its user data. Speaking […]

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Weekly round-up [01/15/10]: Culture Matters, Globalization and the networked world, and Google v. China

By | January 15, 2010

Like many, I’ve been following the whole Google/China situation with some interest, it part because it really touches upon one of the central tensions surrounding increasingly globalized cultural and information networks and technological/legal infrastructures still organized around the nation-state. There’s been a ton written on it, but a few more comprehensive/interesting pieces: Of course, the […]

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Weekly round-up [11/06/09]: Post-broadcast TV, piracy from porn to academia, and finally a manual for google wave

By | November 6, 2009

A quick scattershot of readings this week. First, two pieces that discuss the shifting role of television in a post-broadcast era: Over at Politico, Michael Calderone and Daniel Libit report that people are turning to Twitter over Cable TV for up-to-the-minute political coverage, especially for election updates. Tim Jones over at the Electronic Frontier Foundation […]

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Weekly round-up [10/30/09]: Audience measurement online, globalization, and more spreadable media in your future

By | October 30, 2009

I’m going to start by carrying over a topic from the last weekly round-up: Waern over at Pervasive Games does a great break down of what went wrong with Toyota’s Your Other You campaign, tracking its development history and explaining some of the problems in the campaign’s assumptions about its target audience. CMS alum and […]

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weekly round-up [10/16/09]: Toyota’s “prank” suit, interactive fictions, and biopolitics

By | October 16, 2009

This week, I seem to be reading heavily on a theme of interactivity — gone both good and bad — in narrative construction. There’s been some talk lately about the lawsuit again Toyota over their “prank” campaign, much of which has been fairly negative. I would love to see any examples of the emails people […]

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weekly round-up [10/02/09]: China, Gift Economies, and Zombies

By | October 2, 2009

I’ve been having a my strangely under-productive week, which I blame the sudden cold for, so this post will be relatively short. But hopefully, this amazing photo makes up for it: The above image comes from‘s photo essay China Celebrates 60 Years, documenting the 60th Anniversary celebrations of communist rule in China. I’ll spare […]

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