Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Sign in | Create Account

FoE4: Unboxing the Medium

What counts as “radio” when it comes via podcast rather than over the air? How do we create “television” as the limitations of spectrum scarcity slip away and content is delivered online? Media is determined by conventions that emerge from both technological constraints and cultural practices – the technologies of content delivery shape the industrial and the creative modes that define something like “television.” In a world of convergence, the basis for many of the conventions that define media are in flux. How can we come to understand and redefine the industrial, consumption and creative practices of media as convergence works to erode some of the distinctions between them? How is radio affected once it moves from the Hertzian waves to the podcast? What happens to the comic once it moves from the page to a Playstation? How are audiences responding to and shaping these shifts? And how are business models adapting to these changes?

Moderator: Joshua Green – Research Manager, Convergence Culture Consortium
Panelists include: Dan Goldman – Illustrator of Shooting War (Grand Central Publishing [US] and Weidenfeld & Nicolson [UK]); Jennifer Holt – UC Santa Barbara, co-editor of Media Industries (Wiley-Blackwell); Brian Larkin – Milbank Barnard College; Avner Ronen – CEO & Co-founder, Boxee

Comments (0)

It looks like no one has posted a comment yet. You can be the first!

You need to log in, in order to post comments. If you don’t have an account yet, sign up now!

Created
December 10, 2009 10:11
Category
Tags
License
All Rights Reserved (What is this?)
Additional Files


Viewed
13766 times

More from Futures of Entertainment

FoE6: Listening and Empathy--Making Companies More Human

FoE6: Listening and Empathy--Making...

Added 2 years ago | 01:55:36 | 2066 views

FoE5: Collaboration? Emerging Models for Audiences to Participate in Entertainment Decision-Making

FoE5: Collaboration? Emerging Model...

Added 3 years ago | 01:28:00 | 4845 views

FoE5: The Futures of Serialized Storytelling

FoE5: The Futures of Serialized Sto...

Added 3 years ago | 01:57:00 | 5432 views

FoE4: Transmedia Design and Conceptualization – The Making of Purefold

FoE4: Transmedia Design and Concept...

Added almost 5 years ago | 01:16:00 | 23709 views

FoE2 Day 1 Introductory Remarks

FoE2 Day 1 Introductory Remarks

Added 2 years ago | 00:54:38 | 827 views

FoE3: Franchising, Extensions and Worldbuilding

FoE3: Franchising, Extensions and W...

Added almost 6 years ago | 02:00:00 | 43862 views