AI Film Editing— What Will Become of the Human Editor?

Professionals that work in the creative industries have a problem, and that is one of precarity—and workers from other fields seem to know it too. “Why don’t you go into a more stable job, like Insurance?” my Father says on the daily, as I tell him that I want to edit videos for the rest […]

Transformation of the Film Industry

Part three of Tim Wu’s book, The Master Switch: The Rise and Fall of Information Empires, focuses on the fall of information empires, more specifically monopolies on technology, like that of the film industry during the early 1900s. The industry in this time was bound by the Production Code, which bound films to a certain […]

The Technological Cycle and the Video Game Industry

Tim Wu’s book, The Master Switch: The Rise and Fall of Information Empires, explores the cycle of new technology, in which there is always the potential for something new to come around the corner and usurp power from the current prime technology. For example, when the telephone was invented, the use of telegraphs decreased, and […]

Creative Barriers and the Production of Culture

The creative industries are defined as, “those industries which have their origin in individual creativity, skill and talent and which have a potential for wealth and job creation through the generation and exploitation of intellectual property.” According to, “Whats the Creative Industry Doing About Diversity?” approximately 11.4% of industry jobs are filled by black, Asian […]

A Real Life Game of Monopoly

I consider myself a Disney fan. I grew up watching all the old 90s animated films, the cartoons, Disney Channel, heck I even went to Disney World…four times. But it never dawned on me how far-reaching the Walt Disney Company was in my media consumption until just a few years ago, when a new episode […]

“No stars, just talent:” or, how the Indie Film was won by Hollywood and changed its identity

There’s a scene about halfway through Robert Altman’s The Player in which studio executive Griffin Mill (Tim Robbins) is listening to the pitch of two idealist screenwriters. The story is compelling, but the screenwriters are adamant that the film not contain any stars, and that it not resolve itself. In a comment that’s a little on the […]

Liberté, Egalité, Precarité: or, how a quest for flexibility creates a “busy culture”

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At a school such as Wheaton, where there are ample opportunities for a small and motivated student body, there is a pervasive culture of busy. This idea has been a darling of the media since the early 2010s, garnering critique in The New York Times, The Huffington Post, and Fast Company. I didn’t realize that it was a […]