I have a new column up on Flow. It’s about a contest sponsored by CBS inviting participants to submit 15-second videos to YouTube, with the winning video possibly being aired on Super Bowl Sunday. I think the contest is an interesting one, but I’m not quite sure I’m satisfied with whether I adequately explained my reservations about how “participatory culture” has been framed recently.
As usual, there are a number of interesting columns in the current issue of Flow, several of which are pertinent to my current writing project, including Jennifer Warren’s “The Final Frontier: Myth and Meaning in Science Fiction Television,” Jean Anne Lauer’s “‘They finally killed off Kat': Battlestar Galactica’s and the Limits of its Politics,” and Hector Amaya’s “Film is the New Low, Television the New High: Some Ideas About Time and Narrative Conservatisms.”
Update: Just a quick pointer to my syllabus for my “Technology in the Language Arts Classroom” and the course blog. I decided to experiment with Google’s page creator following Michael’s advice. I found the page creator a little clunky, but like Michael, I wanted the page to be accessible to anyone and was looking for something relatively easy to use.