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CFP – Cultural Production in Canada

Cultural Production in Canada Special Issue of the Canadian Journal of Communication Guest Editors, Zoë Druick and Danielle Deveau (La version française suit ci-dessous) The neoliberal turn in global politics and economic policy over the past few decades has given the cultural sector a new prominence as the mechanism of national “branding.” At the same [...]

No Joke – JFL Stages ‘Smartphone’ Comedy Festival in Toronto | Mediacaster Magazine – Broadband & Content

   No Joke – JFL Stages ‘Smartphone’ Comedy Festival in Toronto | Mediacaster Magazine – Broadband & Content. mediacaster is reporting that this years Toronto-based Just for Laughs festival will use mobile technology and social media to allow comedy audiences to alter programming choices. Essentially, by creating buzz, audience members will be (supposedly) able to [...]

Cultural Production and the Digital Humour Economy

I have just uploaded a brief paper based upon my research at the Just for Laughs Comedy Festival in Montreal, one of the most significant meetings of performers, producers, agents and networks involved in the comedy industry. This document includes some analysis that is no longer being used in my dissertation, and that I have [...]

Creative Work

While television networks and entertainment producers are still debating the feasibility of making money from internet programming, the value of online spaces for the development of creative material is unquestionable. It is increasingly possible for comedians and comedy writers to be “discovered” through online video content, and going viral is an almost sure-fire way to [...]

The Comedy of Difference

Canada is not the same as the US. At the Just for Laughs Comedy Festival, you’ll hear about that a lot. For the Canadian audience, it would seem, jokes about the metric system, the french language, strong beer, politeness, and smoked-meat never get old. “Poutine! That stuff will kill you” says the comic, and laughter [...]

Stream: Culture/Politics/Technology

The latest issue of Stream was released this spring. It includes reviews, essays and articles on issues pertaining to art, culture and everyday life. northwestern states cement routing code It is also the last issue of Stream that I will be editing. Thanks to the team for helping me put it together. Check it out [...]

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