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Avatars, Audiences and Interactive Television

This presentation was given at the 100th National Communication Association Conference in Chicago on November 21, 2014. This presentation reflects the work I have done with Pooky Amsterdam to understand … Continue reading

November 22, 2014 · 1 Comment

Experience Spotlights: Richard Kastelein

Richard Kastelein, an expert on social television and transmedia storytelling, presents his work on Twinners, an attempt at creating a real time virtual world television experience. Experience Spotlights: Richard Kastelein

December 7, 2013 · Leave a comment

Pragmatic Approach to Social Media

(The following comes from my extended position in a debate on the benefits and drawbacks, the harms and hopes, of social media.  This debate was developed for the Dominican University … Continue reading

September 25, 2013 · Leave a comment

Equestria Girls: Displeasure Among Bronies

It was quite a busy day yesterday on the My Little Pony Facebook page.  Hasbro announced the release date for the Equestria Girls movie (on DVD this Tuesday!  which makes it the widest release!) … Continue reading

August 3, 2013 · 7 Comments

Cultivation theory, media socialization and adolescents’ identity formation

(Originally a class paper written in 2003, with the full paper, including references, found here.  Related thinking on this topic can be found here.) When a farmer plants a field … Continue reading

June 6, 2013 · Leave a comment

CBS, Hawaii Five-O and Content Interactivity

CBS is no newcomer when it comes to experimenting with giving their audience a more interactive experience with their television programming.  As I’ve discussed elsewhere on this blog, the television … Continue reading

January 19, 2013 · Leave a comment

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