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evolving ecological media culture(s)

January 31, 2021
by Adrian J Ivakhiv
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The information coup

Cross-posted at Immanence. Shoshana Zuboff’s analysis of “The Coup We Are Not Talking About,” published in today’s Sunday New York Times, is an essential follow-up to her book Surveillance Capitalism, applying that book’s analysis to the situation we are living … Continue reading

November 9, 2020
by Adrian J Ivakhiv
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Truth, trust, and the election

While last week’s election has resulted in the announcement of a new president and vice-president, with leaders of many countries around the world recognizing those results (and with global markets rallying their apparent support), the current Trump administration has not … Continue reading

October 30, 2020
by Adrian J Ivakhiv
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Laptop from hell?

On the disinformation front: Two things seemed to move the “laptop from hell” story yesterday, one of them forward (sort of), one of them back (to the drawing room?). The first was Glenn Greenwald’s splashy announcement that he is resigning … Continue reading

October 29, 2020
by Adrian J Ivakhiv
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Five days to Tuesday

While a record-shattering 76 million people have already voted, Election Day itself remains the milestone that several media-political developments seem to be aiming toward. The reasons for that aren’t restricted to the goal of catching those last remaining undecided voters. … Continue reading

October 26, 2020
by Adrian J Ivakhiv
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An average (pandemic-era, pre-election) Sunday

For an observer of the politics of the “media ecosystem,” so much can happen in a single day, and even in a single newspaper (the Sunday New York Times). (“Media ecosystem” is a tricky term: if Benkler et al are … Continue reading

October 24, 2020
by Adrian J Ivakhiv
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The pre-election media vortex

I haven’t followed up on the last post here on e2mc for the simple reason that the blog has hardly any followers right now (it’s been largely inactive since I used it alongside my film/media course in 2013). But since … Continue reading

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