I’m doing a bit of catch-up here as I’ve launched a new series and moved to another country since I experienced this incredible MIT conference, so please bear with me, my lovelies, as I marry the signal-gaps and blog my way back to the present:
This past November, I was a speaker at the Converge Culture Consortium at MIT’s Futures of Entertainment 4 conference, taking part on the “Unboxing the Medium” panel discussion. Here’s the panel description with embedded video below:
What counts as â€œradioâ€ when it comes via podcast rather than over the air? How do we create â€œtelevisionâ€ as the limitations of spectrum scarcity slip away and content is delivered online?
Media is determined by conventions that emerge from both technological constraints and cultural practices â€“ the technologies of content delivery shape the industrial and the creative modes that define something like â€œtelevision.â€ In a world of convergence, the basis for many of the conventions that define media are in flux. How can we come to understand and redefine the industrial, consumption and creative practices of media as convergence works to erode some of the distinctions between them?
How is radio affected once it moves from the Hertzian waves to the podcast? What happens to the comic once it moves from the page to a Playstation? How are audiences responding to and shaping these shifts? And how are business models adapting to these changes?
Moderated by Joshua Green â€“ Research Manager, Convergence Culture Consortium
Dan Goldman â€“ Illustrator of Shooting War
Jennifer Holt â€“ UC Santa Barbara, co-editor of Media Industries (Wiley-Blackwell)
Brian Larkin â€“ Milbank Barnard College
Avner Ronen â€“ CEO & Co-founder, Boxee