Category Archives: TV

Bava’s Odyssey

#HappyBirthday MARIO BAVA (1914–1980) master of #Giallo , #Horror & #Light !!! pic.twitter.com/oxpxxjLla0 — Dr. Giallo (@Dr_Giallo) July 31, 2018 I learned on Twitter that today is Mario Bava’s birthday. This blog has been inspired by this Italian film director … Continue reading

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Computer Critters

One of the things I’ll miss most about UMW is the UMW Console, it looks like it may even become a more permanent attraction that will highlight random years across the decades. For example, we recently secured a Nintendo Virtual Boy for when … Continue reading

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Now for Our Feature Presentation

This Monday and Tuesday Michael Branson Smith (MBS) will be spending two days embedded in UMW’s Console Living Room. He’ll be meeting with four different courses and giving two workshops on remix culture and animated GIFs for the UMW community while he’s here. But before … Continue reading

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Back to the Future: Console Living Room Exhibit at UMW

After Spring Break, I’ll be working with professor Zach Whalen to create an interactive installation on the 4th Floor of UMW’s Information Technology & Convergence Center (ITCC). The installation will feature a replica of a living room circa 1985, think of … Continue reading

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Wire 106: S03E01 “Time After Time”

This week Wire 106 has been a bit hectic between my being away in NYC and then getting sick on my return. Which was further complicated by the fact we are now starting a two week odyssey into radio shows straddled … Continue reading

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Wire 106: S02E12 “Port in a Storm”

This week Wire 106 has been a bit hectic between my being away in NYC and then getting sick on my return. Which was further complicated by the fact we are now starting a two week odyssey into radio shows straddled … Continue reading

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Wire 106: S02E10 “Storm Warnings”

For this video discussion of Season 2 Episode 10 of The Wire, “Storm Warnings,” Paul Bond and I were joined by quite a number of UMW #wire106 internauts Demi Fulcher, Alison Thoet, Stefanie Reutter, Meredith Fierro, and Maggie Stough. This discussion was … Continue reading

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Wire 106: S02E09 “Stray Rounds”

For this video discussion of Season 2 Episode 9 of The Wire, “Stray Rounds,” Paul Bond and I were joined by UMW #wire106 internauts Lakisha Mahone and Nicky Memita. This discussion was pretty tight, and I found it a lot of fun. Since … Continue reading

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David Simon on America as a Horror Show

If I dig myself out anytime soon I have a pretty fun web project centered around David Simon’s brilliant television series The Wire that I want to run sometime this year. In the meantime, here’s a 26-minute video featuring David … Continue reading

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Levi’s Fifth Pocket Commercial

This has to be my favorite commercial of the 1990s.

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