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An "American Sniper" calls movie goers to consider art and its politics.

Clint Eastwood’s film American Sniper has captured $213-million in ticket sales, American imaginations and a lot of controversy. Military veterans, film critics, and pundits are disputing what it says about the virtues of war, of service and of killing for a cause.   452 more words


Media Culture & Drinking Awareness

Media culture refers to the current society that has emerged and developed in the 20th and 21st century, primarily under the influence of mass media. The term refers to the general impact and guidance portrayed by the media, primarily in television and online, but also in the press and radio, not only on public opinion but also on tastes and values. 182 more words

Design Iterations

Playful Identities: The Ludification of Digital Media Cultures

Long in the making, this highly interesting book on ludification of culture is finally in print and available; it includes also my chapter on the culture and identity of online casual play: 307 more words

Game Studies

Norwegian Wood

Norwegian Wood meanders through a gregarious story that keeps us wanting and asking for more. Haruki Murakami’s novel, originally titled as Noruwei no Mori, was published in 1987 and would later be translated and released in the United States by 2000. 1,191 more words


The Night They Drove Old Twitter Down...

Twitter went down.. It was gawdamned catastrophe. A lot of good tweets were lost. It’s still hard to talk about.

When I brought it up to a high ranking policy wonk, he merely replied: 217 more words


Молдавские СМИ: на пути реабилитации социокультурной реальности

The article deals with analysis of the processes that form the culture of publicity in the Republic of Moldova. The author has analyzed different forms of critical consideration of the role of mass media and journalism in the process of forming public discourse. 82 more words

Beauty as currency and why it's so easy for advertisers to cash in

Note: This is a piece I’d written, but not published, in the Spring of 2013.

This week, women many women connected with an ad that Dove put out on YouTube… 1,259 more words