I had no idea that it has been nearly two weeks since I last posted. At some point, I’d like to get back to a more consistent blogging schedule, but the last few weeks have been dedicated to article revisions, frantic book chapter drafting, and even more frantic syllabus planning. All good things, but also things that take away from blogging. For now, here are a few recent links that others might have missed:
- The New York Times has an interesting article about several indie rock labels that have taken on the role of film distributors. What seems interesting about the article is the attempt to define screenings as “events,” and screening at non-theatrical venues. Obviously, many of these practices have been around for a long time–filmmakers have done movie “tours” for ages–but there are some interesting connections here.
- I think it’s brilliant that Star Wars: Uncut won a creative arts Emmy. Just for fun: Here’s the trailer.
- Scott Kirsner has a good overview of the New York Times series on the future of television. One of Scott’s takeaways is that audiences seem relatively satisfied with the ways they currently access TV (or at least unwilling to change them), choosing to continue paying for cable rather than accessing TV online. There’s also the requisite push for 3-D TV, with industry types hoping that 3-D TVs will account for half of all sales within five years.
- Finally, there is also a terrific discussion in the Times of some of the work by Kathleen Fitzpatrick, Dan Cohen and others to use the logic of the web to reimagine peer review.