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CBC Net Neutrality & Media Charter

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In light of the imminent debate on CBC’s Spark on Net Neutrality, I have made a public copy of the Media Charter of Rights & Freedoms available.¬†Initiated by a Media Studies class at the University of Guelph, this document has been one of the projects that has emerged, willingly, from the collective voice of our classroom.¬†Please feel free to contribute suggestions, clauses, or thoughts, whether independently or in response to the CBC Radio discussion.

Google Document: Media Charter of Rights & Freedoms

Please also check out my previous post on NN: Net Neutrality: The Crash Course



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April 14, 2008 at 11:59 pm

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An Experiment in Remediation

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First off, after all my rants about design and interface really mattering to me, WordPress goes ahead and updates their dashboard. Horrah!

Second, enclosed here is an experiment for you to take a gander at. It is what I’ve called an “enhanced” version of my term paper, complete with colour, formatting, pictures, and typos! So check it out and see if it does anything for you. By that I mean, does the hypermediation of my term paper in any way assist, facilitate, augment or detract from the subject matter? I thoroughly enjoyed designing the experience of the words, and hope at the very least, that you enjoy reading it.

Newseum & Remediation (Enhanced)


Written by jon.

April 4, 2008 at 4:48 pm

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The Triadic Media

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Hey all

I’ve done some thinking lately in making connections between the hectic media landscape that we currently occupy and what I consider to be an incredibly useful theory that I learned about in a cognitive science class. It’s called the tri-level hypothesis, and while originally applied to information processors and found in cognitive research, its theoretical basis helps to frame incredibly complex systems in a way that simultaneously preserves their entirety and divides up the constituents that make it possible. It is most easily illustrated by way of the metaphor of chess.

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Written by jon.

April 3, 2008 at 2:24 pm

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