Tag Archives: insularity

Social Activism Reality TV

Would the Rebut Global shows count?

(In response to a Maine academic asking for a socially conscious “Reality TV” show…): Open Source » Blog Archive » The History of Utopia

Another of my blog entries on Quebec television and social activism…


Tikiboom, RocketBarTV

The latest Rocketboom episode is a cross-over with TikiBarTV. With speculation that LaLa might have been considered as a replacement for Amanda Congdon, the cross-referencing is even more likely to generate buzz.

Yes, as many have been saying, the new personalized/community-oriented syndicated online distribution systems for content (all these “Web 2.0” things based on versions of RSS and Atom) like blogs, podcasts, and vidcasts/vlogs are like an “echo chamber” or some other metaphor about self-referential, inward-looking, insular communities with rather high clustering coefficient. Cliques, so to speak. But not really elitist per se. And, in fact, not at all close-ended. Just groups which are their own little universe.


Anthropology and Publishing: A Summary

antropologi.info – Social and cultural anthropology in the news blog – Success in publishing defined by quality? Anthropology Matters on “The Politics of Publishing”

A good summary of some of the touchy issues regarding academic publishing generally from an anthropological perspective.