Tag: corporations

Abtracted Ads and Curated Consumers

Reading the Henry Jenkins piece in conjunction with the Bibby Sowray article proved to be extremely thought-provoking. Although the readings are separated by nine years, it is notable that they both struggle with a certain tension between consumer abuse and  consumer power while also surfacing the role of consumer “communities” prompted by interactivity. Those involved directly in the advertising, seem…

Leaving Meat Street: The Metaverse and The World Wide Web

Neal Stephenson’s Metaverse, as a plot device, is the vehicle by which Hiro Protagonist maintains his power as a character, staying connected to his former cohort despite his noble poverty. The Metaverse as a concept is a bizarre development of the free internet of the Roaring Nineties. There, might means right and ability is nobility. This virtual environment is designed…