How to become a TV star - Graeme Turner, Flow →
… “Australia does not have an especially high level of media platform convergence, although there is a very high level of concentration of media ownership (and these two may well be related). So, this is quite a novel development in that respect. But it is also a novel development for the fact that a form of what we might call ‘indie’ or DIY celebrity has achieved this degree of...
The future of TV isn’t TV, it’s broadband →
Good piece on TV and broadband, by Stacey Higginbotham, at gigaom April 24. Resonance with the Australian Convergence Review
Data is a singular noun →
This just has to be a keeper. 2.2 Using data: “The strongest argument against plural ‘data’ is that plural ‘data’ looks weird; thus it is distracting; thus it is bad writing.”
On Ranciere's The Politics of Art
Review by Ben Davis at artnet.com via phiolosophyandtheory “It is a short but serious book and, in keeping with French intellectual practice, sensuously impenetrable…” “Rancière is saying that politics is the struggle of an unrecognized party for equal recognition in the established order. Esthetics is bound up in this battle, Rancière argues, because the battle takes...
'Stalker' app pulled after 'tool for rapists'... →
VISA, MasterCard suffer 'massive' US data breach →