We want to let you know that the new issue of Flow: A Critical Forum on Television and Media Culture is available at http://flowtv.org.
This issue features columns from Ingrid Hoofd, Ted Friedman, Patrick Burkart, Heather Hendershot, Ethan Thompson, and Jonathan Nichols-Pethick.
This issue's columns in brief:
"Minding the Gap: Barack Obama and the Demise of Representational Politics" by Ingrid Hoofd
A post-electoral exploration.
"Strat-O-Matic and the Baseball Tarot: Sense and Synchronicity in Sports and Games " by Ted Friedman
A look at chance in Strat-O-Matic baseball and what it has to tell us about gameplay in general.
"On the Digital Music Wars: Where Are We Now?" by Patrick Burkart
In our waning economy, what is the future of the digital music industry?
"Rage Against the Machine: Does The Sarah Connor Chronicles Have a Future?" by Heather Hendershot
Can a thoughtful, if depressing, sci-fi spinoff make it through its second season?
"Facebook and the Return of the Repressed, or Watching Political Comedy on a Social Network" by Ethan Thompson
An examination of the personalized nature of political videos on Facebook.
"'Pain can be controlled: you just disconnect it': Terminating Public Access Television" by Jonathan Nichols-Pethick
A proposal for the regeneration of public access television.