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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
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
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
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
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
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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