Any Fading Empire: The Mutation of the Film Industry

In The Master Switch, author Tim Wu posits that all information industries are subject to a “cycle” beginning with a disruptive innovation, followed by an open industry, the closing of the industry, and ultimately demolition at the hands of a new disruptive innovation. Included in this assessment is the Hollywood film industry, which Wu argues was […]

Disruption of the Entertainment Industry

If you wanted to watch a movie right now, how would you go about it? Would you send a group text to see if anyone wants to go to the theater to see something new? Nah, then you’re just going to argue about which movie to see, decide on one that neither of you really […]

A Closer Look at the Disney vs. Netflix Debacle

Jennifer Holt remarks in her book Empires of Entertainment that “just six conglomerates now dominate the global media marketplace, sharing the common traits of convergence, consolidation, and a major international presence along with the apparent drive to ‘control everything’…” (2) Disney is one of these six key players—as has been remarked upon in other posts […]

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 […]

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 […]

Change in the Creative Age

Hollywood has been the central point of mainstream media since its conception, but now with the continued development of the Creative Age, the focal point of mainstream media may be shifting towards something else.  Maybe because I am part of a generation that spends all their time on the internet, but most of the conversation […]

Internet Streaming Providers: Cable Cutters And Binge Watching

House of Cards, Orange Is The New Black, Arrested Development, Game of Thrones, The Wire, The Sopranos, True Detective and many more.  What do these shows have in common? These are just a few of the original series that are produced by internet streaming media providers (Netflix and HBO Go in this case).  In their […]