Tag: Liveness

Group B: McPherson and the “Illusion” of Liveness

In Tara McPherson’s “Reload: Liveness, Mobility, and the web” there exists a section entitled “Tara’s Phenomenology of Web Surfing.” Within this section, she writes: Of course, as with television, this much touted liveness  is actually the illusion of liveness: though the weather conditions may indeed be up to date, most of the “breaking news” I access via my personalized MSNBC front…

group b: reload response

What exactly does mobility on the web mean? If one imagines web mobility as advanced search engines, a problem arises; one is working within a “contained database” as McPherson put it “which increasingly privilege commercial sites.” [206] The concern with the commercialized format of web browsing we are familiar with today is not only that it is organized and distributed…

Liveness Mobility, and Facebook

Tara McPherson seemed to be making points that television and the Web interact with each other in a way that makes comparing them a somewhat fruitless effort. She had mentioned internet sights that have their own webshows and/or give you the option to watch other shows or even interact with the schedules of different networks’ programs. Around ten years later,…

Liveliness (Tara McPherson) By: Preston Gittelson

Tara McPherson starts out by discussing the differences between tv and the internet and how the collision of tv and the internet is a vision of the future. Then, as we are all very familiar with, executives began promoting what they called a “lean back interactivity,” which they said to be as “little snippets of interactivity to enhance the broadcast…