Wong Fu Productions— Using Patreon to Connect and Suceed

  Meet Wong Fu Productions— an Asian American filmmaking group that creates web content with the help of us, the consumers. Using the crowdfunding platform “Patreon,” Wong Fu Productions is able to receive money that fans choose to donate in order to help fund the production. They in turn release special and unlockable content that […]

Data, Algorithms, and the Pursuit of Privacy

Analyzing the morality and ethics surrounding any major issue is something I always try to take into consideration because I believe this frame of mind fulfills a utilitarian objective. As an example, I’ve explored the concept of morality and whether it can be present in the context of a business monopoly on this very blog […]

Internet Killed the Video Star

“A star is not born. A star’s image is meticulously made and remade…” (Cheney-Lippold, xi) In We Are Data, John Cheney-Lippold’s book on the algorithms of digital agency, he discusses the online personas we as Internet-users cultivate, and those personas that are cultivated for us. He describes the phenomenon of the Internet celebrity—someone whose online […]

It’s Nerf or…Something Cooler!

So while perusing through Etsy, Patreon, and The Grommet,  one of the things that tickled my fancy were Nerf guns. It’s essentially a brand of foam dart guns that kids or bored adults get to shoot other kids or co-workers with. In my case, all my fellow Resident Advisers have purchased themselves a Nerf gun […]

Film vs Digital Creation

In this week’s book Streaming: Movies, Media, and Instant Access, Wheeler Winston Dixon discusses the shift into digital technology that inevitably changed the way television and films is now consumed. It used to be that people needed to ensure that they were right on time to catch a movie or the newest episode of a […]