Author Archives: adriennerussell

P+P mini-festo

Pop and Politics, a USC youth-culture politics site that I also am a happy contributor to, recently published a manifesto that not only explains the relationship between popular culture and politics as they (we) see it but also articulates a … Continue reading

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Introduction to International Blogging

Thanks for all of the suggestions. Here is a revised version of the introduction to a forthcoming book I’m editing with Nabil Echchaibi on international blogging. Comments still welcome. *Draft* International Blogging: Introduction Introduction Adrienne Russell I. This book is … Continue reading

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Registration is open for 24/7: DIY Video Summit

24/7: A DIY VIDEO SUMMIT February 8-10, 2008 School of Cinematic Arts, University of Southern California Conference web site: http://www.video24-7.org Blog: http://diy.video24-7.org/ Spaces are limited for attendance at the academic panels and the workshops. The video screenings are free and … Continue reading

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Laptopping the world

One Laptop Per Child (OLPC), a nonprofit global education project head-birthed by MIT Media Lab Founder Nicholas Negroponte, is set to release its third-generation $100 laptop next month. The computer, called the XO-1, is the centerpiece of the organization’s plan … Continue reading

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Wesch 2.0

Michael Wesch, the professor behind the video, is a cultural anthropologist at Kansas State University. His most famous video, Web 2.0… The Machine Is Us/ing Us, is also on web cultural and the way we (and computers) learn things. The … Continue reading

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fansub jihad

The NYT reports today on the jihadi version of fansubbing. According to the paper, people like North Carolina 21-year-old Samir Khan cull all variety of al Qaeda-type material ”anti-American screeds, terrorist adventure novels, bomb-making videos,” translate them into English and … Continue reading

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dms and the future of education

This Fall I joined the faculty of the Digital Media Studies program at University of Denver where I’ve been introduced to some truly innovative and mind-stretching digital media projects, research, and teaching—social conscious gaming, biologically inspired computing, digital poetics, and … Continue reading

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alternative journalisms

This past May at the ICA annual conference in San Francisco Seeta Peña Gangadhara, Benjamin De Cleen and Nico Carpentier organized a series of fantastic panels on participatory journalism practices and products. The panel talks are now collected in an … Continue reading

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24/7: DIY Video Summit

Over the past year a group of us at the Annenberg Center have been planning 24/7: A DIY Video Summit to be held in February 2008. We’ve posted an announcement of the event on our DIY media blog, on our … Continue reading

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Diebold!

Posted originally on popandpolitics.com On the Diebold Election Systems website you could find, until yesterday morning, the photo of these little keys that open ALL of their e-voting machines. Could a hacker create a duplicate key from the Diebold website … Continue reading

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