Welcome to blogging
Greetings – welcome to my first blog entry. It’s not that exciting, but we need to start somewhere.
The purpose of this blog is as a place to float thought balloons publicly, share things I’ve found in my online travels, and reflect on the current & future state of television. I hope it helps justify the time I spend surfing & watching screens by generating thoughtful discussions. I’ll never post pictures of cats (unless they’re on a TV screen).
If you’re stumbling across this site, a brief introduction: I teach media studies at Middlebury College, and write about television and its relation to other media both in print and online. More info about me, including some downloadable essays, can be found on my website.
Thanks for stopping by – I welcome feedback & comments and hope this space can be something of use to you.
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random thoughts from media scholar Jason Mittell
Check out my books:Complex TV: The Poetics of Contemporary Television Storytelling How To Watch Television Television & American Culture
Genre and Television: From Cop Shows to Cartoons in American Culture
Academia Books Complex TV Copyright Fair Use Fandom Film Genre MediaCommons Media Politics Media Studies Meta-blogging Middlebury Narrative New Media Not Quite TV Open Access Press Publishing Taste Teaching Technology Television TV Industry TV Shows TV Textbook Vermont Videogames Videographic Criticism Viewers
- RT @TheMattWilstein: I was literally 😂 at this @PresidentShow clip last night. @TonyAtamanuik just might be a comedic genius: https://t.co/… 14 hours ago
- RT @MikeDrucker: Concerned "The Handmaid's Tale" doesn't show enough sympathy for the economic anxiety of the people enslaving women. 1 day ago
- RT @mattyglesias: If Ivanka doesn’t want to get booed at events perhaps she shouldn’t work as a senior advisor to an unpopular president. 4 days ago
- Boo. twitter.com/danieltwalters… 5 days ago
- Can anyone explain why so many of my students think “therefor” is appropriate spelling? 5 days ago
- A Preamble for Teaching Media during the Trump Administration
- Learn Videographic Criticism – at Middlebury and on the road!
- Specifications Grading for a New Course
- Return to Specifications Grading
- Announcing Two Additional Videographic Criticism Workshops!
- Mind the Gap: Brief Thoughts on Seriality from Berlin
- Institutionalizing Open Access
- The Videographic Essay: A New Book
- ADAPTATION.’s Anomalies: A New Video Essay
- First Update on My Specifications Grading Experiment