Media

It Matters

It Matters

I wrote about Controlling the Media and Controlling the Message last week, so I am not going to go down that road again. I’m also not going to blather on about how I DO NOT find Comcast at fault. I firmly believe what they are doing is legal. I would also like to reiterate that Continue reading It Matters

Control the Media. Control the Message.

Control the Media. Control the Message.

“Control the media. Control the message.” So wrote philosopher and media theorist Marshall McLuhan. Even though media has changed since McLuhan gave us that very Warholian statement; today “media” encompasses a great deal of both content and distribution while the “message” is still…well, it’s still the message. The ideas and thoughts contained within the media. Continue reading Control the Media. Control the Message.

Black Mirror

Black Mirror

You should watch Black Mirror.   You’re probably not watching Charlie Brooker’s brilliant show Black Mirror because it isn’t easy to find on American television. In fact, I am not sure where to find it except on bootleg sites. It’s not on BBC America, it’s not available on American iTunes, Netflix or Amazon. Frankly, it’s Continue reading Black Mirror