Yesterday was Patriots Day here in Boston, so I'm in the midst of a flurry of updates this morning, as you may be able to tell. As part of this, I wanted to point toward a couple of recent references to the Consortium, our blog, and our work here at MIT.
First off, I have been meaning for some time to direct everyone's attention to this piece written by Naked Communications' Faris Yakob, from the first vresion of The Next Issue, which lists itself as "16 loose-leaf pages of opinion, news and views on the Next Issues facing the communications and design industries."
Yakob, whose actual job title is "digital ninja" for Naked, participated in our Advertising and Convergence Culture panel at MIT Futures of Entertainment 2 last November. See more about that panel, including information about the podcast, here.
This piece, entitled "In the Future--You Are the Entertainment," focuses in part on the theme of our conference and Faris' experiences there, including a reference to Consortium Principal Investigator Henry Jenkins.
The other reference I wanted to note was to thank longtime soap opera journalist Connie Passalacqua Hayman, also known as Marlena De Lacroix, for her reference to the class on soaps I'm teaching and blogging about this semester for the Program in Comparative Media Studies. For more of Marlena's insights, see her site.