Posted by CarrieLynn D. Reinhard
I’ve been using this blog to deconstruct research I’ve done that are interesting vignettes of findings, but perhaps in need of a non-traditional method of publication. In one such paper that I’ve been deconstructing, I’ve already discussed the Ghost Hunters live special episodes for how they incorporated online technologies as well as the virtual living rooms created by NBC and CBS. The final piece of that paper is the basis for my current research on virtual worlds television; in this post, I discuss the first virtual worlds television programming I studied, the series Metanomics, for how it demonstrated the potential for social and content interactivities.
Tags: CBS, chatbridge, constructive cacophony, content interactivity, Ghost Hunters, Ghost Hunters Live, Internet television, Ira Flatow, Metanomics, NBC, NPR, remediation, Robert Bloomfield, Sage Hall, Science Friday, Second Life, social interactivity, talk shows, Television, text chat, Virtual worlds