Anthropomedia

We all create for one another. And our creations assume a life of their own.

Obits

January 19th, 2007
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Obits? Yes, even obituaries are going New Media. Check out the wonderful Art Buchwald piece offered up by the NY Times. Somehow, this seems like an important development. If New Media is about breaking down barriers and redefining boundaries, then the obituary is the exemplary target for such reinvention. After all, what’s more personal and […]

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SAG and Internet Video

November 27th, 2006
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In the past, one of the hallmarks of professionally produced material has been the participation of Screen Actor’s Guild (SAG) members. So what’s SAG doing about made for Internet DV? I posed that question to myself today, and decided to ring SAG in Hollywood. After negotiating the voice menu system and a pleasant operator, I […]

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Professional v. Consumer

November 24th, 2006
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There’s this distinction between consumer generated versus professionally developed content, which has particular meaning in the Web video world. People go to Revver, YouTube and Google Video for consumer stuff; they visit Comedy Central, iFilm, and AtomFilms for professional content. Certainly, the consumer sites now contain a lot of professional stuff, both licensed and illicit. […]

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Kicking things off

November 17th, 2006
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Two years ago I felt the buzz of the new media revolution. It clattered around the back-channels of the Web, and spoke of the founding of a new company, YouTube, and bandied about terms and phrases like “unlimited bandwidth” and “user-created content.” I watched as Apple added video to the iPod, Adobe bought Flash and […]

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