That’s a sporkful: A podcast for the eater

The political, social and environmental conditions under which people reside often determine how people relate to and consume food. By studying food, we learn about people. This is essentially the narrative of Dan Pashman’s podcast  “The Sporkful.”  Every Tuesday, Dan releases an average 35 minute podcast episode featuring a wide range of guests from neuroscientists […]

Who owns what? Kina Grannis and a fan funded music label

According to John Hartley’s article “Economy + Culture + Technology = Newness,” talent is the product of culture. Through interactions within and among groups, innovation emerges. One important aspect of the temporal nature of the internet, is the feeling as though a user can be a direct contributor to the content of a given producer. […]

The Art of the Video Essay

WHAT? A video essay is, in the most basic sense, an observational essay read aloud and combined with some kind of visual component. WHO? There are a decent amount of video essay creators throughout the internet. Some noteworthy examples of video essay creators include Every Frame a Painting, and Channel Criswell. The one I would like […]

Give The Audience What It Wants.

  I want to take a look at this statement and the questions it raises about management practices and culture within the studio system. Hortense Powdermaker makes reference to this sentiment in her book Hollywood, The Dream Factory, when discussing the relationship between the front of house executives and producers and the production teams (the creative laborers) responsible for crafting the films that […]

What Can Hollywood Learn From the European Model of Film Exhibition?

Cynthia Littleton’s TV on Strike: Why Hollywood Went to War over the Internet provides a rather straightforward and compelling account of the 2007 writer’s strike that stifled Hollywood. She does a fine job presenting the opposing sides—the Hollywood executives and the WGA members and supporters—and asserting their respective arguments. While reading the text I found myself associating […]