Amateur activism, or, classless broadcast

Fellow majors, I address you directly: the time has come for our last official reading. And what a ride it’s been! I know more about the workforce I’ll (hopefully) soon enter than I ever thought possible. This still may not prepare me for a career, but we can dream. Anyhow. The chapters we’re focusing on […]

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 […]

Fun Work: What’s the Problem?

I was FaceTiming with my dad yesterday, and in the midst of having a panic attack about trying to figure out what I wanted to do with my life, he told me that some of the best advice he could give me was to pursue a career that ‘made me feel like I wasn’t going […]

Urban Outfitters Hipster vs. Wicker Park Artist: Consumption and Authenticity

One of my sisters favorite clothing stores on the face of the planet is Urban Outfitters, but there’s one thing that she loves even more: dragging me in there with her. I’ve never really enjoyed shopping there, mostly  because I think that the clothing, though it is made well, is incredibly pricy. It’s safe to […]

The Globalization of James Bond through Co-Production

Last week I discussed the impact of deregulation on media industries. This week while reading chapters 1-4 in Tanner Mirrlees Global Entertainment Media: Between Cultural Imperialism and Cultural Globalization the impact on deregulation on the industry was once again discussed but Tanner argues that the impact of deregulation limits the players within the industry, but […]

Screenwriting – Just How Much Harder is it?

When I sat in the classroom of my high school on that last day of senior year, when all the seniors were asked that typical question of where they imagined themselves going, I answered my teachers with the same confident answer. My dream, my goal, and my idea was to be a screenwriter. Music had […]