In scanning through articles on Project Muse (an academic journal database) just now, I noticed that hypertext author and scholar Stuart Moulthrop prefaced an essay on Watchmen with the disclaimer, “This essay reveals key plot details of the graphic novel Watchmen and the film based upon it.” Are we really going to start putting spoiler alerts on academic writing … Continue reading

Conferences / Media & Technology

The language of crisis

Fascinating conference today and yesterday at Yale Law School on new media, journalism and economic models for the future. A combination of the usual suspects (Clay Shirky, Jeff Jarvis, Steve Brill) and a variety of journalists, law professors, economists, sociologists … One of the great things the conference is doing is enacting its precepts with a live … Continue reading