: Blogging journalist Chris Albritton is now a blogging teacher at NYU and you can watch his students’ blogs (link from the list on the right). There are restaurant reviews; there’s poetry; and there’s this bit of criticism from Roshan Abraham, which amused me:
Doug Rushkoff’s Blog – Rushkoff used to be a kind of countercultural figure and a leading “cyberculture” expert, back when that title made any sense. (The trendier term is now “technoculture”, I believe, even though it means essentially the same thing and makes it sound like a discipline doomed to evaluating bad KTU dance compilations. Who comes up with this stuff?) He hasn’t had much interesting to say since he published the dizzyingly weird, hyperbolic book of cyberculture ethnography Cyberia in 1994. Then he went on to become a media pundit, writing Media Virus!, where he not only defended Beavis and Butthead as an implicit, countercultural project that taught viewers how to criticize the television from their seats, but he used the term “meme” in the incredibly broad, vague and useless sense that has currently become chic with livejournal users and adbusters enthusiasts alike….
Media critic v. media critic.
I’ll be watching with interest.