Feb 202011

In one of the primary hubs for Pacific Ocean intercontinental internet traffic, residents consume what many would consider “old media.”  Described by Nicole Starosielski, who researches the politics of data cables,

Though the development of digital networks has in some places dislocated the circulation of audiovisual media away from the DVD store, in Fiji, the low penetration of high-speed Internet access, coupled with enormous international connective capacity, and a history of the video centre as a media distribution infrastructure, has increased the concentration of media exchange in the store itself.

Full text at http://www.mediafieldsjournal.org/things-movies/things-movies-dvd-store-culture-in-fiji.html