The Rise of Technology: The Snapper vs. The Photographer

By far, my favorite form of social media is Instagram. In my free time, I’m usually multitasking, and it’s involved a good 80% of the time.  I love going through peoples photos, as I see photography as the best form of personal expression. When I’m on Instagram, though, it’s clear to see the difference between […]

The Semiotics of Compromise

The message is clear. We all need to learn how to communicate better. Miscommunication and fear defines negative interactions. Experience and education define the ways that we interpret and understand one another. It’s a basic idea of semiotics: the tree that I imagine when I say the word ‘tree’ isn’t the same one that you imagine. If […]

Keeping up with the Technology

Upon reading Littleton’s book ‘TV on Strike: Why Hollywood Went to War Over the Internet’ I felt this huge disconnect from the reading concerning the events that occurred between 2007 and 2008. To be honest I still kind of do. Being around 14 at the time and living thousands of miles away from the United […]

What Does Television Even Mean Anymore?

More and more it seems like my friends have told me they don’t have cable anymore. Seemingly after years of people going on about their 800 or so channels, the discussion has changed to, how many streaming services do you belong to: Hulu, HBO Go, Netflix, etc? We don’t consume things on TV like we […]

Exercising Labor Rights: The Writers Strike and the Market Basket Protests

While reading Cynthia Littleton’s TV on Strike: Why Hollywood went to War over the Internet I was struck by the thought that a lot of people think the strike is over and I guess in some regards it is. The actual strike is over and the writers and the board members of the guilds, but […]

Reality TV: The Next Hurdle

Cynthia Littleton vividly describes the rollercoaster ride of the 2007-2008 Writer’s Guild of America strike in her book, TV on Strike: Why Hollywood Went to War Over the Internet. The main goals of the WGA included “achieving jurisdictional gains in new media, reality, and animation,” and while the final outcome of the strike was successful […]

The Brady Bunch: An Iconic Family But Not Royalty

“Here’s the story, of a lovely lady, who was bringing up three very lovely girls…” Gosh, what a catchy song, a stuck in the head jingle, and it’s attached to a show that I still find myself enjoying even now. The television hit The Brady Bunch was a show that lasted for five seasons, still […]