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Where Are You Fly Fishing in 2007?



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Posted: March 13th, 2007
at 11:09am by Koookiecrumbles

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"convergence culture"

a€oeConvergence does not depend on any specific delivery mechanism. Rather, convergence represents a paradigm shift a€" a move from medium-specific content toward content that flows across multiple media channels, toward the increased interdependence of communications systems, toward multiple ways of accessing media content, and toward ever more complex relations between top-down corporate media and bottom-up participatory culture.a€A (243) thesis statement

a€oeWe are in a critical moment of transition during which old rules are open to change and companies may be forced to renegotiate their relationship to consumers.a€A (243)

a€oeRather than talking about personal media, perhaps we should be talking about communal mediaa€A (245)

a€oeJust as studying fan culture helped us to understand the innovations that occur on the fringes of the media industry, we may also want to look at the structures of fan communities as showing us new ways of thinking about citizenship and collaboration.a€A (246) BIG THESIS

a€oeThat is why it is so important to fight against the corporate copyright regime, to argue against censorship and moral panic that would pathologize these emerging forms of participation, to publicize the best practices of these online communities, to expand access and participation to groups that are otherwise being left behind, and to promote forms of media literacy education that help all children to develop the skills needed to become full participants in their culture.a€A (248) ADVOCACY THESIS

a€oeA politics of confrontation must give way to one focused on tactical collaboration.a€A (250)

a€oeConcentrated power is apt to remain concentrated. But we will see adhocracy principles applied to more and more different kinds of projectsa€A (256-7). Yes, but what about sabotage?

a€oeparticipation becomes an important political right.a€A (257). Yes. Why isna€™t there more of this in the book?

a€oeThe ideal of the informed citizen is breaking down because there is simply too much for any individual to know. The idea of monitorial citizenship depends on developing new skills in collaboration and a new ethic of knowledge sharing that will allow us to deliberate together.a€A (259). ok

a€oeOne of the ways we can shape the future of media culture is by resisting such disempowering approaches to media literacy education. We need to rethink the goals of media education so that young people can come to think of themselves as cultural producers and participants and not simply as consumers, critical or otherwise.a€A (259). Call to rethink media literacy

MESSAGE: rules redrawn. Negotiation. Resurgence of communal culture. Political implications. Key prescriptions = advocacy. Not sure how his corporate readers would react. Focus on negotiation, but doesna€™t jive with hardline advocacy. Convergence will save us all. We just need to help it happen.

too much information for one post at aramsinnreich.typepad

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"the 8 types of bad creative critics"


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Posted: March 13th, 2007
at 11:09am by Koookiecrumbles

Categories: myninjaplease,design

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"Fury at croc-skin trainers"

ANIMAL rights groups were fuming last night after Nike unveiled A£1,400 trainers made from CROCODILE skin.The sports shoes a€" with 18-carat gold lace tags a€" went on display at the companya€™s flagship store in Londona€™s Oxford Circus at the weekend.

The trainers were made to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Nikea€™s iconic Air Force 1 line.

Shoes are also being made from the skin of the worlda€™s largest snake a€" the anaconda.

Stores around the world are exhibiting the croc shoe in a glass case while stocking only one pair in each size.

But Nick Rudge, of the National Animal Welfare Society, said last night: a€oeWhat a horrific and objectionable way of making money a€" they are croccy horrors.

a€oeIt is fashion gone mad and no different to wearing fur.a€A

Clifford Warwick, a reptile biologist with the Animal Protection Agency, said: a€oeWild crocodiles are hacked up alive for their skins, while farmed animals are treated equally barbarically.

a€oeIf people knew, it would put a lot of them off buying these shoes.

a€oeIt is distasteful consumer excess.

a€oeNike has crossed the line.a€A

Poorva Joshipura, of ethical animal treatment group Peta, said: a€oeAnyone buying them is supporting cruelty.a€A

Andrew Tyler, director of campaign group Animal Aid, dismissed the shoes as a€oethe height of decadencea€A.

No one from Nike was available to comment last night.


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Posted: March 13th, 2007
at 9:59am by Koookiecrumbles

Categories: bling,not ninja-worthy,gear

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When all it does is slowww me doww… oh sorry

Get this, I’m sure you’ve all taken at least a brief gander at Koookiecrumbles’ AK-47 exposA© a bit further down the page (an mnp original btw). So, it’s only fitting that I bring you the real news. If you’ve already heard it… have you seen it?

I’m sure there may be, by now, better links (I guess the guy’s lawyer claims he’s a gun collector) but I’m going to go with the original source for shock value. Seriously… all I could hear in my head was that song.

070307_popper_arrest.jpg actual pic

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) - Blues Traveler singer and harmonica player John Popper was arrested near Ritzville after the vehicle he was riding in was clocked going 111 mph, the Washington State Patrol said Wednesday.

Popper, 39, was arrested Tuesday afternoon on Interstate 90 near the Spokane/Lincoln county line, the Washington State Patrol said.

Inside the black Mercedes SUV, officers found a cache of weapons and a small amount of marijuana, the Patrol said.

Popper, who lives in Snohomish, Wash., is the owner of the vehicle, which was being driven by Brian Gourgeois, 34, of Austin, Texas, said state patrol Trooper Jeff Sevigney.

Sevigney confirmed that Popper was a member of the popular band and that the pair was traveling from Texas to Washington


Ok, he might be a gun collector… but why the secret desperado-esque drawer in the trunk?


And for you enthusiasts out there, a lil AK-47 history.

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Posted: March 12th, 2007
at 3:30pm by black octagons

Categories: hood status,celebrity,crime,too good to be true,weaponry,real life news

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mnp podcast series continues…..


this is really no joke, i mean its half serious and half bomb and all business with a shake of i don’t even know cause i haven’t even listened to it yet. but for the lowdown please head over to music and download these podcasts from ninja trizlam’s free bargain basement.

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Posted: March 12th, 2007
at 1:59pm by Koookiecrumbles

Categories: music

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"Design Longevity"

What is it about ThinkPad that makes it special. Can you think of another high tech product that has not significantly changed the design since ita€™s introduction nearly 14 years ago? The famous rectangular black box notebook computer punctuated by the bright red TrackPoint is anything but simplistic. Most great art or design on the surface appears simple, but under closer examination is anything but. How many times have I overheard museum gallery visitors comment on how they could have made the famous Picasso Bulla€™s Head sculpture or a Matisse paper cut out, but did they? Originality, quality of execution, and the essence of a powerful idea are what sets these things apart. The powerful idea behind ThinkPad design is the creation of a synergistic link between both form and function. ThinkPad is not about one or the other, it is about the combined power of both.


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Posted: March 12th, 2007
at 10:41am by Koookiecrumbles

Categories: computers,design

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cut-up via networkcultures

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Posted: March 12th, 2007
at 12:03am by Koookiecrumbles

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sleepy hollow rug


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Posted: March 12th, 2007
at 12:02am by Koookiecrumbles

Categories: home

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