Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Literature for tomrrow

I have updated two seminar invitations on the blog with some literature and copy it to this blog post as I believe many of you would not see it otherwise.


Claire Wardle (lecture 15-17 tomorrow) directs you to a report she wrote about user-generated content at the BBC a few years back:

Literature: Claire Wardle and Andrew Williams, "ugc@thebbc: Understanding its impact upon contributors, non-contributors and BBC News". On user-generated content and the BBC.

I also recommend you listen to a This American Life podcast in preparation for Nancy Updike's lecture tomorrow (17-19):

Literature: Daniel suggests you listen to an episode of Nancy's radio show This American Life:
- You being media technology students, I would suggest the recent (July 22) show, "When patents attack!" about "patent trolls" who hinder technological innovations by suing companies that violate their tenuous broad-and-very-fuzzy intellectual property rights.
- Something else that might be of interest is the last episode (18 minutes) of the even more recent (Aug 26) show on "Gossip". It gives you an insider's perspective on how reality television shows create drama out of thin air and how the events we see on the television screen bears only a tenuous relationship to reality. ...Or maybe not, since this episode in itself is a work of fiction...

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