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Greetings,

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.
Please stop by and feel free to leave comments.

This issue features columns from:  Daren C. Brabham, Cindy Conaway and
Sheila Marie Aird, Jayson Harsin, Andrew King, and Tama Leaver

This issue's columns in brief:

"Our Robots, Ourselves" by Daren C. Brabham
http://flowtv.org/2011/03/our-robots-ourselves/
An exploration into the perceptions of non-humanoid robots in media
and the evolution of AI.

"Black Guy Corner: What the Upfront Photos Say about the State of TV,
Part 3" by Cindy Conaway and Sheila Marie Aird
http://flowtv.org/2011/03/black-guy-corner-3/
The authors critically examine race in the television networks'
"upfronts" and consider fears about miscegenation within the context
of casting and ratings success.

"Digital Rhetoric and Circulation of Protest: The Banlieue Riots Turn
Five" by Jayson Harsin
http://flowtv.org/2011/03/digital-rhetoric-and-circulation-of-protest/
Harsin offers perspective on current scholarship about political
unrest in Africa by offering a case study of media framing of the
French "banlieue" riots of 2005.

"Fear Factor: Fun, Freedom and Foreignness on Burmese TV" by Andrew King
http://flowtv.org/2011/03/fear-factor/
King reminisces about his first-hand experience detailing how Burmese
audiences react to the U.S. reality television show, Fear Factor.

"The Curious Case of Benjamin Sniddlegrass and the Cauldron of
Penguins" by Tama Leaver
http://flowtv.org/2011/03/curious-case-of-benjamin-sniddlegrass/
Tama Leaver investigates the evolution of a podcast movie joke
("Benjamin Sniddlegrass and the Cauldron of Penguins") into a
full-blown cultural phenomenon and DIY film.

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Flow Editorial Staff

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