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 […]

Creative Construction

Creative Construction: The Categorization of Work Let us begin with a simple assertion; to categorize is to organize, to organize is to control. The entertainment industry, which includes film and media and video games first and foremost on this issue, has become obsessed with compositing many different pieces to form a whole as efficiently as […]

How Batman and the Bros. Modeled Media Conglomerates

The media industry was sent into a frenzy when Time, Inc. and Warner Communication’s Inc. announced a merger between the two media giants, right on the heels of Warner Bros. release of Batman in the summer of 1988. The film possessed not only a chart-topping soundtrack, but also the first of many successful DC Comics character […]

The Future of Virtual Reality—“History Doesn’t Repeat Itself But It Often Rhymes.”

  Introducing virtual reality— a technology that would be harvested to create a new way of interacting with media that seemed to be only a couple of years ago right out of a science fiction movie. Despite being quite young in its career in regards to the media industry, the virtual reality field has spawned […]

Of Politics and Media

At the start of the 1980’s, media wasn’t how we understood it today. The industries were separated and distinct from each other, each controlling their own methods of distribution, production, and exhibition. But as a result of trends set by key political movements and regulations, the result was the industry and medium that we associate […]

Conglomeration Rule

    The Conglomerate Rule The 1930s and ’80s have never been closer. Though your first thought was probably to deny any connection between the deeply distant decades, these eras parallel each other more than we would like to admit. Obsessions with underground clubs, flashing lights, and cocaine as well as the looming presence of […]

Dividual Privacy

“As procedural data due process tells us, we need to build into privacy’s conceptual foundation a recognition that we all expect different types of privacy in different contexts — even if those contexts are algorithmically produced” (p. 234) –We Are Data, John Cheney-Lippold Privacy policies have always been something that has interested me, because we essentially […]