Thursday, 17 May 2007

Media Studies 2.0 Seminar

For anyone interested, I'm giving a seminar paper on 'Media Studies 2.0' at London Metropolitan University. The details are:

Sir John Cass Department of Art, Media and Design, London Metropolitan University, Research Seminar -

William Merrin, University of Swansea: 'Media Studies 2.0'

Weds 30th May (4pm – 6pm)

ILRC Seminar Room Commercial Road(

Further information: Contact Jon Baldwin(

Wednesday, 9 May 2007

1st-8th May

On how virtual campuses are springing up in Second Life (8th May):,,2074202,00.html

UK electrical store Currys announces it will no longer stock audio cassettes (8th May):

T0ny Blair uses Youtube to congratulate Nicolas Sarkozy in French on his Presidential win (7th May):

Video Games:
On challenges to WOW in online gaming (7th May):

Tighter restrictions on military blogs announced by US army (5th May):,,2072949,00.html

On Barrack Obama's row with a leading supporter on Myspace over who controls his site and his support (4th May):,,2072058,00.html

On BSkyB's successful launch of its broadband internet service and increased revenue per customer (3rd May):,,2071023,00.html

Future technology:
On how snowflakes may provide a way of increasing chip speeds (3rd May):

An article on the current state of the DVD format war (3rd May):,,2071631,00.html

On corporate attempts to block the blogosphere from publishing details of a crack for HD-DVD DVDs and the blogosphere's revolt. As Wired says, posts citing the hexadecimal series 09 F9 11 02 9D 74 E3 5B D8 41 56 C5 63 5688 C0 have multiplied across the web' (2nd May): see and and

BBC is given go-ahead to offer TV downloads on the net via its new iplayer, to be launched in November (1st May):,,2069351,00.html The next day ITV announce its own plans for a video on demand service via the web (2nd May):,,2070161,00.html