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The Television Cannot Be Revolutionized

The Television Cannot Be Revolutionized

Christian Sandvig, Berkman Fellow

Tuesday, April 6, 12:30 pm
Berkman Center, 23 Everett Street, second floor


Video on the Internet briefly promised us a cultural future of decentralized production and daring changes in form--even beyond dancing kittens and laughing babies.  Yet recent developments on sites like YouTube, Hulu, and Fancast as well as research about how audiences watch online video both suggest a retrenchment of structures from the old “mass media” system rather than anything daring.  In this talk I’ll argue that choices about the distribution infrastructure for video will determine whether all our future screens will be the same.

About Christian

Christian Sandvig is a Fellow of the Berkman Center and Associate Professor in Communication, Media, and Cinema Studies, and at Coordinated Science Laboratory at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.  He holds the Ph.D. in communication from Stanford University.  In 2006 he received the Faculty Early Career Development Award from the National Science Foundation in the area of Human-Centered Computing.


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Past Event
Apr 6, 2010
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM