Archive for the 'media' Category

10
Jun
09

Research on YouTube’s Popular Videos

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I had the opportunity to speak with Jean Burgess and Joshua Green about their new book, called YouTube: Online Video and Participatory Culture. They completed a large-scale content survey of certain categories on YouTube that might be seen as “the most popular.” Here, they talk a bit about what they found and whether or not prior assumptions that have been reported about YouTube’s content lined up to the videos they examined in their sample.
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24
Jun
08

Midwest Gathering

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I found it fascinating to see people’s comfort zones and boundaries with video making being pushed at this gathering of YouTube participants in Minneapolis.
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28
May
08

Paradoxical Updates

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Linguistic paradoxes are so much fun.
The screen shot at the beginning is from the Star Trek television show. It is from the episode entitled, “I, Mudd,” which first aired in 1967.
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15
May
08

Fair Use

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I was fortunate to have Professor Kuhn from the School of Cinematic Arts at USC join me once again. This time we talk about fair use and how ideas about media remix are changing.
The four criteria Professor Kuhn mentioned are:
Purpose (ex. non-commercial, educational)
Nature (ex. criticism, scholarship, news, satire, teaching) Amount used (ex. use no more than is necessary to achieve goals)
Effect on Market (ex. an assessment is made of the potential harm to the market for the copyrighted work caused by the new work)
More sources on fair use: http://www.publaw.com/work.html The video is meant to be informational, not legal, in content. Specific legal questions about specific work should be directed to a legal professional.
I find Professor Kuhn’s opinions very interesting and I hope this video circulates. Pass it on!
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09
Apr
08

Asking about Analytics

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How much do you rely on analytics? Do you use them for professional reasons, or for your own interest? If you don’t use them, why is that?
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04
Apr
08

Picturing Information

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This is an interactive exercise!
(But shouldn’t watching all media be interactive?!)
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20
Feb
08

A Video Summit

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This is a video blog I made to highlight some important themes that emerged from the DIY 24/7 video summit held at USC. The event spanned three days and included screenings of many different genres, academic panels, and hands-on workshops. I include some conversations I had with a few of the curators and participants. For more information see: http://www.video24-7.org/
I encourage people to check out the full videos, including the Open Youth Networks project on YouTube that Mindy Faber is heading up. See: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lfJd0Q8HjPw 

If you are not familiar with vidding (the subject of the second interview with Professor Coppa) see: http://mediacommons.futureofthebook.org/videos/2008/01/28/pressure-a-metavid-by-the-california-crew/

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