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The Safe Culture

story © Michael Betancourt | published June 5, 2004 | permalink | TwitThis Digg Facebook StumbleUpon  |  Print



theory: CRITICAL OBSERVATIONS

"We need art that does not offend anyone."

That a public official would say this is not very surprising given the way art has been used since the Reagan presidency as a political tool on the one hand, and a PR device on the other.



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the Ad-vent of Media Recycling

story © Michael Betancourt | published June 2, 2004 | permalink | TwitThis Digg Facebook StumbleUpon  |  Print



theory: CRITICAL OBSERVATIONS

CNN is carying this story on how ads are starting to be recycled in different markets than where they were originally made.




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VOOM HDTV Sponsoring Experimental Channel

story © Michael Betancourt | published May 28, 2004 | permalink | TwitThis Digg Facebook StumbleUpon  |  Print



theory: CRITICAL OBSERVATIONS

MOOV is a revolutionary new High-Definition (HD) television channel dedicated solely to showcasing non-narrative film and video art.




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Folk Processes and the Internet

story © Michael Betancourt | published May 16, 2004 | permalink | TwitThis Digg Facebook StumbleUpon  |  Print



theory: CRITICAL OBSERVATIONS

A new electronic-based culture is emerging in the on-line communities centered around P2P networks, open source, and through personal web sites and blogs. It has been gradually developing ever since the world wide web was launched in the early 1990s, even though it began in the period before then. To call the loose collection of tendencies centering around the non-commercial spread of software, services, and media (music/art/video/writing) a culture may be premature, however, understanding what it could represent for a broader context beyond the confines of the Internet requires this designation.



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Video Art shown to HS students

story © Michael Betancourt | published May 14, 2004 | permalink | TwitThis Digg Facebook StumbleUpon  |  Print



theory: CRITICAL OBSERVATIONS

It seems to me that the best way to get people to think about video and film in different ways than the narrow range shown in commercial media is to systematically expose them to alternatives while they're still young.



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