Tag Archives: Internet

Contemporary Television and Convergence – The X Files

When The X-Files was first broadcast in 1993, there was already a sense of what was to come in the way of convergence – but not much more than that. The World Wide Web had only recently gone live, whilst … Continue reading

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Reclaiming the Commons

The cultural and natural resources that humanity requires to maintain its existence have come to be known as ‘the commons’. A fundamental characteristic immediately deducible from the name – inherited from the traditional term ‘common land’ – is that all … Continue reading

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Print Media versus Digital Media

The history of the media industry is irrevocably intertwined with that of print media, as it remains the earliest form of media production.  Ever since the earliest moveable printing techniques emanating from China in the eleventh century, and the development … Continue reading

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Technology and Contemporary Media

Technology is defined by the Oxford online dictionary as “the application of scientific knowledge for practical purposes”. Science on the other hand is described as a systematic (or ongoing) process of study and experimentation, driven by society’s desire to advance … Continue reading

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