Wednesday Links

For some reason, I’m getting tired of using bullet points for my links posts.  Here are the links in paragraph form instead.

In case anyone is curious, here is the Evan Rachel Wood interview from the episode of Second Cinema in which I was also a guest.  She’s discussing, among other things, her appearance in a local stage version of Romeo and Juliet directed by her brother.

Amanda at Household Opera discusses a fascinating new “adaptation” practice: Twitter-fiction.  Specifically, she’s taking a look at “Real-Time Dracula,” which is described as a “reimagining/modernization/condensation of the classic horror novel Dracula in the Web 2.0 medium” and features tweets by all of the key figures in the novel: Jonathan Harker, Mina Murray, etc.  Amanda compares RTD to an earlier Twitter adaptation of Orson Welles’ radio broadcast of War of the Worlds, held last year on Halloween, which received quite a bit of attention in the blogosphere and beyond (for the original premise of Twitter WOTW, go here).

This is several weeks old, but I missed it because I was writing for a deadline: Ted Hope’s “52 Reasons Why American Indie Film Will Flourish.” Thanks to Alisa for the reminder about Hope’s post.

I’m intrigued to see that the White House will be hosting a series of TED Talks as part of Secrtary of State Hillary Clinton’s Global Partnership Initiative. TED, for those of you who are unfailiar, stands for Technology, Entertainment, Design, and features talks by some fantastic innovators in those areas.

Cathy Davidson has a link to Scott McLemee’s Inside Higher Ed story on the current “tension point” in scholarly publishing.  McLemee deliberately shies away from using the term, “tipping point,” with its implications of a “point of no return,” and notes that many university presses are still reluctant to follow the University of Michigan’s digital-only model, though some presses, including MIT and Harvard, did seem to be building some version of a digital imprint.

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