Results for tag: television

“Emily in Paris” and the rise of ambient TV.

They're deliberately creating TV content as a background to people's phone addiction now.

It’s O.K. to look at your phone all the time, the show seems to say, because Emily does it, too. The episodic plots are too thin to ever be confusing; when you glance back up at the television, chances are that you’ll find tracking shots of the Seine or cobblestoned alleyways, lovely but meaningless.
Linked on the 29th of November, 2020 Details

JG Ballard’s daughter on her father’s prescience

Reality is now a kind of huge advertising campaign, selling television’s image of what life is about.

Published on the 20th of November, 2016 Read full post

A European broadcast flag

Cory Doctorow points to an article about yet another acronym: CPCM, the European version of the United States' broadcast flag and just as potentially troubling. It defines what a consumer can or can't do with copyrighted content on his equipment, if it can be stored, copied, shared and how many times. It looks, at first glance, to be even more restrictive than its American cousin.

Published on the 7th of March, 2005 Read full post

Dreams of television over IP

There's an interesting post at The New Normal about the dreams of television over IP, how the traditional broadcast model is impractical within the constraints of today's networks and how this shouldn't prevent innovative non-realtime distribution models from taking root now.

Published on the 4th of March, 2005 Read full post

Shaun Ryder: The Agony and the Ecstasy

I just watched this fly-on-the-wall documentary about Shaun Ryder. I didn’t realise he’d fallen that low. As this article puts it, by all rights he should be dead now.

Linked on the 23rd of February, 2004 Details

John Stewart Daily Show - Presidential Oopsie #134: Maybe there weren't any WMD in Iraq (RealVideo)

Imagine you found out there is no Santa Claus after you bombed the North Pole.

Linked on the 2nd of February, 2004 Details