Padcaster Photo illTelevision is losing viewers, and iPads and their cousins are ready to replace it.

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Whiteonwhite 2 smaBored of the same old movies and TV shows? Flicks programmed by computers are making a debut at prestigious venues like the Sundance film festival, while TV watchers and video artists are turning to unusual processes for making decisions. Can creative formulas make video less, well, formulaic?

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NewsCorp is in a dispute with CableVision right now over broadcast rights on their cable network, and so they made Hulu block all CableVision Internet customers from accessing their shows on Hulu.

This is ridiculous…going at net neutrality from a different angle, but it’s still a gross violation.

I’m sure the author meant to justify TV’s endless parade of cliched storylines, but to me the article simply justified why I don’t own a TV. That said, his view of creativity is provocative and could spur an interesting art project. via Byline Let’s embrace the standard semantics of tropes found on TV and in film, says Wired’s Scott Brown. Let’s call it what it is: a programming language….

You’re looking at the source code of television writing itself, basically a TV genome map. Far from being a tedious cliché roster, it’s rapturously fascinating (arguably more so than many of the programs actually mentioned). Start with your favorite show….You’ll pull up a list of the tropes it contains, starting with the obvious (the Cowboy Cop, the Red Shirt marked for death) …the Captain Obvious, an authority figure who vocalizes stuff that doesn’t need saying; and the ever-popular Genre Blindness, where characters have clearly never seen the kind of TV show they’re in. (If they had, they wouldn’t be having sex in the woods with a killer on the loose.)

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