About Redoing Media
Listen to the show on Cascadia.FM on Thursdays at 2 pm.
Yes, we’re soaking in it.
From paperback to Kindle, VHF to TiVo — the way we use media (radio, television, books, newspapers, magazines, movies, etc.) has radically changed over the last 50 years.
Hell, it’s changed in the last 5 years — and it’s moving even faster into the future (can you say iPad, Hulu, Boxee, or Roku?)
Yes, we get a do-over.
Hell, even your mother has a Netflix account now, while your kids can’t remember a day when you read a paper newspaper. As a result, we’re becoming shape/time/media shifters instead of passive consumers — from couch potato to digital samurai, able to slice and dice with abandon. And plenty of people are creating without reading a rulebook — in ways that make the old guard shake in their boots.
Who’s now redoing media as we know it? What trends should we be paying attention to? Why does it even matter?
Who are we?
Betsy Richter has spent years dabbling around the edges of both traditional & new media (or, according to her official bio, she “has a long history of harnessing digital publishing tools to share knowledge and disseminate information” — whatever that means…)(We think that may mean that she’s just old…)
Betsy’s also a voracious media consumer — one who sees trends, teachings and/or train wrecks in the experiments to date. As a technology early adopter, she prides herself on retaining a healthy dose of realism about when tech is called for or required — and when it’s just overkill and/or ‘shiny shiny’ hype. Most importantly, she’s ballsy enough by now to think that she might be able to lead a conversation about just where this whole “media circus” is heading. Reach her at either @betsywhim or @redoingmedia on Twitter, or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
(…and in this corner, the man who’d challenge Betsy for that whole ‘ballsy’ assertion…)
Robert Wagner is the owner and chief technologist behind CASCADIA.FM, the most popular live commercial Internet talk radio station and podcast network in the United States at the time of its inception. An outspoken advocate of new media, and also one of its harshest critics, Robert founded PDX.FM and CASCADIA.FM on the premise that organized, targeted, and independent entertainment and informational media could be monetized and delivered to the masses without the aid of corporate funding or venture capital.
Robert currently co-hosts the Internet radio show and podcast Suck It™ every weekday morning at 9:00AM Pacific on CASCADIA.FM, as well as lending his soft-spoken (cough) and compliant (cough cough) voice and opinions on the future of media on the Redoing Media show.
It should be noted, if only for the purpose of separating business from pleasure, that the views and opinions of this website do not represent the views and opinions of CASCADIA.FM or any other business entity with which Robert is involved.