Digital media technologies are full of paradoxes. On one hand they are said to open up new opportunities, a “democratisation” of media, but on the other they… Read more “A Documentary about the British media and the digital paradox”
The cynical trap of User Generated Content – it does not democratise media
I was asked recently, though perhaps not sincerely: How has User Generated Content (UGC) changed journalism? My reservations about the sincerity of the question were largely due… Read more “The cynical trap of User Generated Content – it does not democratise media”
France’s new revolutionary politics: anything new under the sun?
With the Conservative victory in the UK following the election of Trump in the USA and the earlier Brexit vote, the political landscape in the West seems… Read more “France’s new revolutionary politics: anything new under the sun?”
Identity Politics series
This is a short series of video interviews on identity politics and the crisis of political rationality (interviews below) Each interview opens the question of the political… Read more “Identity Politics series”
Forging a Constellation: The Memory Strategies of Patricio Guzman
Since the release of Battle of Chile/La Batalla de Chile over the course of three years (1975, 1976, 1979) the films of Patricio Guzman have become internationally… Read more “Forging a Constellation: The Memory Strategies of Patricio Guzman”
Fake news, post truth and closed minds
Debates about fake news and post-truth politics seem central to the contemporary political moment. It is striking that these terms have so rapidly become part of the… Read more “Fake news, post truth and closed minds”
Trump, elections and the end of mainstream news?
Has the election of Donald Trump spelled the end of mainstream news media? Probably not – at least if you dig down into the structures of media.… Read more “Trump, elections and the end of mainstream news?”