Posts Tagged “global media”

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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Globalization and . . . no, wait, what?

By | July 3, 2009

I was all set to run a Globalization/Delight post to ease into the holiday weekend, but was instead blind-sided by this promotion for the latest LG Cyon phone — Black & White — in Korean markets: In case you missed it: yes, that is two white people, one of whom is in full-body black paint. […]

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Collaborative (transational) Audienceships:

By | June 4, 2009

[This was originally written for the Convergence Culture Consortium blog] I’ve been thinking a lot recently on audiences and audienceship, and what it means for media audiences and the communities they form when being part of an audience can increasingly involve collaborating on the (re)production, distribution, and curation of content. One of the sites that […]

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Media In Transition 6: Global Media panel recap

By | April 24, 2009

[Originally written for the Convergence Culture Consortium blog] This weekend, as some of you might know, is the 6th Media in Transition conference here at MIT. The theme this year is “Stone and Papyrus, Storage and Transmission” and centers on question around the preservation, circulation, and migration of media between places, formats, platforms, and text […]

Read more » full interview (part 3/5)

By | April 15, 2009

Here then is part 3 of the full interview transcript with Seung Bak and Suk Park, the founders of the Asian Media streaming site Dramafever.This section deals with issues of audience measurement and engagement metric, as well as the challenges and opportunities licensed online video platforms face in light of the many unofficial sources of […]

Read more » full interview (part 2/5)

By | April 8, 2009

[Screencap from hugely popular Korean Drama "Boys Over Flowers"] Here then is part 2 of a multipart full interview transcript with Seung Bak and Suk Park, the founders of the Asian Media streaming site Dramafever. In this section, Seung and Suk talk about surprising audience demographics that reveal that the audience for Korean dramas might […]

Read more » full interview (part 1/5)

By | April 2, 2009

So I have been lax on blogging lately because I am currently in the deepest depths of thesis crunch time, with some 80-100 pages to produce in the next three weeks. I do have a number of hopefully interesting pieces in the works, including one on hybrid and divergence economies that will be a deeper […]

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Dis/locating Audiences: transnational media, collaborative imaginaries, and the online circulation of East Asian TV drama

By | March 25, 2009

I’ve been a somewhat inconsistent updater since I started this blog and this is due almost entirely to the research vortex that has consumed my life, which is more commonly known as my MIT master’s thesis. As some of you may (or may not) know, a significant portion of my energies right now are devoted […]

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Globalization/Delight: surprise Korean boyband cameo in Mexican telenovela

By | March 7, 2009

I’ve realized recently that I really do need a special category dedicated to the intersection of globalization and awesome. For the complex routes of global media flow occassionally spawn some of the many unexpected and strange (and I have add, because I’m a killjoy, not unproblematic) combinations. This past week, in particular, has been full […]

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Surplus Global Audiences and How to Court a Community: Insight from

By | February 4, 2009

Originally written for the Convergence Culture Consortium Last week I introduced Dramafever, a new content-distribution and community platform dedicated to bringing Asian entertainment content to the US (currently in closed beta) that is posing some interesting questions about engaging niche audiences in an increasingly global media landscape. This week, I had a chance to sit […]

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