Wednesday, March 13, 2013

So Maybe I Need to Calm Down...

cut cable
(courtesy digital trends)

Having slowly--very slowly--narrowed down my topic, along with writing up a rather antogonistic rough draft, I looked around for something that fit the idea of cutting out cable and watching internet television. I also tried to talk about class, but felt that it needed a bit more of an accurate critical edge.

The above article seemed to sum up my financial assertions with a touch more of forgiveness, and helped me realize I need some more nuance, and acceptence in my own writing or risk alienating more individuals rather than convincing them.

Such is what I thought.

Friday, March 1, 2013

One More Time: Abstract

So, trying it out, this abstract thing...yeah. 

#4 Join the Cult: Binge Watching vs. the Uplugged Premiere

House of Cards premiered last month, specifically, February 1st on Netflix. I didn't care. That isn't to say I had been looking forward to the show--in fact I have been looking for an excuse to watch the show for weeks now. But, I didn't really care about when it was coming out. I'd like to focus on  the new trend of binge watching shows and why it is ultimately the way we as media consumers are all going to go.

To do this, I'd "binge-watch" House of Cards by watching at least three episodes a day to finish the 13 episode season. This would generally define what binge-watching and hopefully allow for a clear mind on what that experience is like for those unfamiliar---then I would be arguing as to why this is ultimately the most personal and customizable way to consume media while simultaneously being the most addictive. 

Who: Er, House of Cards?
What: Binge Watching on Digital Mediums (Netflix, Hulu, Tivo?)
When: Now
Where: My laptop
Why: To Show the Effects of Binge Watching and Why It is Done