Posts Tagged “globalization”

Twitter, Gladwell, and Why Social Media’s Revolutionary Potential Isn’t (Really) About Egypt

By | February 14, 2011

Last week, amongst all the frustration, euphoria, and confused wonder surrounding the events in Egypt, Malcolm Gladwell and others got mired in another discussion regarding the relative efficacy of social media in creating political change. I don’t want to rehash the back and forth (some thoughtful opinions here, here, and here), except to say that I […]

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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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Control Issues: YouTube’s new blocking features

By | November 5, 2009

TechCrunch reported this morning that YouTube has added two new video-blocking features to their arsenal for sponsoring partners. The first is a button that allows to easy blocking of duplicate content. By selecting it, partners can automatically block other users from uploading another version of the same content. The second is a geo-blocking tool 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 […]

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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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Globalization and delight

By | February 13, 2009

Sometimes the cultural ripples of globalization don’t have to be complicated to enjoy: Sometimes, it can just be about trying to eat a surprisingly large hamburger with a few of your closest stylishly groomed pop star friends on national television while Bruce Springsteen plays in the background and you take turns wearing the leather jacket […]

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