It’s 2015. I know this is significant to those of you who, like me, have seen Back to the Future 2 and are wondering where your hoverboard is but also slightly relieved we’re not dressing like this. What I’m more concerned about is this:
This is my friend’s baby girl and she is not going to grow up as a couch potato victim of monological media (monological meaning one-way conversation and typical of broadcast media). She’s going to know what it’s like being a “prosumer” – this new-fangled word where we are both consumers and producers of media content. And she won’t have to navigate this bumpy transition like we did because it will have already happened. It is happening now though. I’m particularly moved by this evidence of dialogical exchange between a TV show producer (Marc Guggenheim of Arrow) and a fan on Tumblr.
Okay. That’s fair. What did he do that was problematic and/or threatening?
First off, I just want to say that I think it’s hilarious that you’re asking what he did that was problematic or threatening, when you have actually responded to women giving you specific examples in the past with scorn and a certain level of derision, but for the sake of discussion, I’ll lay it all out anyway. (click to read more)
I wouldn’t have known about this particular exchange if it hadn’t been reblogged by my friend on her Tumblr and then shared to me in a TV shows discussion group on Facebook. This is only further evidence that we not-so-audience aren’t isolated anymore! So you’re telling me I can talk to anyone about TV???