Aram Sinnreich / TruthdigAug 28, 2015
The militant group's destruction this week of the ruins of a temple in the ancient city of Palmyra is an attempt to reduce history to a mere digital memory, the epistemological equivalent of a LOLCats meme or a Vine prank. Dig deeper ( 5 Min. Read )
Aram Sinnreich / TruthdigJan 13, 2012
The world we see through our smartphones is a curated world, and its horizons are constricting, rather than expanding. The world we see through our smartphones is a curated world, and its horizons are constricting, rather than expanding. Dig deeper ( 5 Min. Read )
Aram Sinnreich / TruthdigFeb 10, 2011
The Super Bowl commercial is a shell game. Detroit’s pain isn’t the result of some existential crisis of faith, but a direct consequence of the amoral, profit-seeking behaviors of Chrysler itself.Unlike most of the Super Bowl's 111 million viewers, judging by the effusive tidal wave of tweeted praise that attended its airing, I did not love the new Chrysler ad. In fact, I hated it. Dig deeper ( 4 Min. Read )
Aram Sinnreich / TruthdigAug 28, 2010
From that moment during the Renaissance when someone first decided that a painter was more than just a craftsman with an easel, the whole idea of the Artist-with-a-capital-A has required an entire mythology just to make it seem plausible.The line separating artists from their audience has always been a bit blurry. Dig deeper ( 24 Min. Read )
By Aram Sinnreich and Masha ZagerOct 29, 2008
As tools like the Web, e-mail, voice over IP, Internet video, mobile phones and peer-to-peer file sharing become increasingly vital to our lives, limitations on speech and threats to our privacy are becoming increasingly important civil rights issues. Dig deeper ( 12 Min. Read )
Aram Sinnreich / TruthdigApr 24, 2007
The Internet radio business changed suddenly on April 16, when the U.S. Copyright Royalty Board decided in favor of drastic hikes in the royalty fees that webcasters pay record labels to play their music. Pandora founder Tim Westergren (above) says this ruling could put an end to American internet radio as we know it. Dig deeper ( 7 Min. Read )
Aram Sinnreich / TruthdigApr 17, 2007
Media analyst, scholar and musician Aram Sinnreich takes a close look at tech giant Apple's joint venture with major recording label EMI to offer music that is free of the restrictions imposed on consumers by "digital rights management." Sounds like music to our ears, and those of the iPod-toting masses, but the author detects a hidden agenda behind the deal. Dig deeper ( 7 Min. Read )
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