Extenuating Circumstances

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Month: September, 2009

links for 2009-09-30

TiVo Inc. Investor Relations – Press release "In fact, the most beloved programs are often subject to the highest degree of timeshifting and commercial avoidance." – um. TV model broken? (tags: advertising vod tivo broadcasting funding pressrelease research)

links for 2009-09-25

Maps for Girls – bad feelings, bad maps making my spidey sense tingle (tags: maps psychogeography emotions cartography)

links for 2009-09-24

…on pampers, programming & pitching manure: Four Pointers on the Future of Games Kim Pallister on Smokescreen: "It will challenge both what you think is possible in an 'educational' game, and in the quality of production possible in a publicly-commissioned game… …It's polished, rich, and deep. " (tags: smokescreen channel4 sixtostart review) Smokescreen Walkthrough Guide, […]

links for 2009-09-18

Luke Johnson: Next Channel 4 chief must know digital world "Next Channel 4 chief must know digital world" – so Peter Fincham or Kevin Lygo, then?

links for 2009-09-15

just in teractive: GameLayers from PMOG to Dictator Wars Justin on the evolution from PMOG to Dictator Wars (tags: justinhall gamelayers pmog dictatorwars) Media: Fox 'Twee-Peat' Found Bulky, but Points to the Future – Advertising Age – MediaWorks MOAR EXPERIMENTS! (tags: twitter tv repeat social viewingfigures fox)

links for 2009-09-09

The Laboratorium: Smokescreen "An amazing edugame about privacy and security online, presented in the form of overlapping IM windows social network site pages. I can’t begin to list the things it does right. It’s one of the best media literacy projects I’ve ever seen." (tags: sixtostart smokescreen channel4 education medialiteracy) Contagious News Article – Smokescreen […]

links for 2009-09-05

The Ridiculant | Metro – Smokescreen Online privacy is not a game. No, wait – turns out it is. We're constantly being warned about the need to protect our privacy online, and yet still many of us carry on merrily hooting facts about our lives to complete strangers on the internet, and signing away our […]

links for 2009-09-04

Young people want advice about online privacy « Ofcom This is quite stupendously timed (tags: smokescreen ofcom privacy online) EtherPad Blog: Saving is Obsolete via blech, see http://danhon.com/articles/archive/000403.shtml (tags: saving spool)