Category: television

The Internet vs Television: How They Affect Us, How We Affect Them

Literature on the deleterious effects of television on our minds has a long history. From garden-variety paranoia, to studies indicating an increase in passivity after viewing, to scathing social critiques like Neil Postman’s in Amusing Ourselves to Death, and literary condemnation through Bradbury’s “The Pedestrian” and Fahrenheit 451—the Box will forever live in infamy. With …

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This Week On Runicfire: March 25 – March 31

Monday sees two posts: a Space Edition of the usual links, and the piece on the effects of the Internet versus television as a medium originally scheduled for last Friday. Wednesday continues the media focus as I delve into the unusual face of propaganda in the United States. Dinner is served with a side of Noam Chomsky …

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Monday Links: Television Outshines Film, the Wii vs. Cancer, and the Rise of Rape in Morocco

I’d like to open this week at Runicfire with a collection of interesting links for your perusal. The Economist discusses how the Internet and economics is leading to a shrinking film industry and thriving television business. The Wii proves useful in combating fatigue in cancer patients through providing a source of low-intensity exercise. And Allison …

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