The Cryptopticon – practice saying it, it doesn’t take long: CRYPT-OPT-I-CON – is the shadow mechanism of measurement that facilitates the new systems of control affected by the Surveillance Marketing State… By giving a name to this invisible control mechanism we can bring it into focus, talk about it and confront it. Because when you name something, you have power over of it.Read more "Words of Power: CRYPTOPTICON"
This new Cascade Beer ad means Furries is now mainstream: Of course, it was just a matter of time. The eater of the future, C.S.I had had them on an ep some time ago: In future though, we’ll all get to be animals if we want: Which, is just as well, since some of us […]Read more "Furries hit the mainstream for real now?"
Intrigued by a post on Bruce Sterling’s blog I checked out savethetextsavethewords. It seems to be a ARG-style viral campaign to build buzz for the launch of bright.ly 2.0. Full of cool YouTube vidz and Flickr photos. The brightly website’s one of the best I’ve seen in ages. They explain their take on media today […]Read more "bright.ly – wicked cool webdesign"
Awesome Utopian vision of the future evolution of the media space.. via — I especially dig the new new media financing space exploration. If only we could harness the power of crapola ‘reality’ TV for such ends.Read more "..Prometheus the media revolution.."
My friend Tony sent me a link to the video for Muse‘s Knights of Cydonia today. I couldn’t stop watching it. It’s a mashup of nearly every single genre there is. No wonder they had a competition, giving away posters of the fictional film to those who could spot the references 15 major motion pictures […]Read more "the sometimes awesome works of Joseph Kahn"
Wandering around BrisVegas yesterday I spotted another bluetooth bustop ad. This one being for the new Mission Impossible movie.Read more "MI3 bustop advertising – free ringtone + mission"
from PhysOrg Disney puts hit TV programmes online for free The Disney-owned US television network ABC will put full-length episodes of the saucy soap “Desperate Housewives,” the thriller “Lost,” the spy show “Alias” and the presidential drama “Commander In Chief” online for two months in May and June. Web surfers using a broadband internet connection […]Read more "..Disney puts hit TV programmes online for free.."
from The Observer Murdoch goes all out for cyberspace domination … The plan, so far as it is known, is to turn MySpace into a full-fledged competitor to portals such as Yahoo and MSN. Murdoch plans to add the features that make sites ‘sticky’ – a sticky site is one that attracts more users to […]Read more "media giants still trying to buy audiences…"
But the MTV empire today is a staple of the media Establishment and faces a slew of new threats. After all, it’s the iPod era, a broadband world, and the online generation is defining for itself what is edgy and new. Ratings may be strong for many of the channels, but the original MTV isn’t the must-see it was. “We watch it because it’s there,” says Marie McGrory, a Manhattan 10th grader. Can McGrath keep her empire cool enough and nimble enough for Marie’s generation and beyond?Read more "..Can MTV Stay Cool?.."
“I think [the current portal] model is in danger of becoming out of date,” he said. “Young people today — who are the great users of the Internet — know exactly what sites they want to go to and they go there, they don’t have to work their way through Yahoo!’s homepage, or MSN.” Later he added, “It [MySpace] certainly won’t be a traditional portal.”Read more "Rupert Murdoch is no n00b"