Jon Lisi has an MA in Cinema Studies from New York University. His research explores Hollywood cinema and the American film industry. Currently, he is interested in the impact social media has had on filmmaking and industry practices. He also investigates social media’s broader influence on various cultures and societies in this globalized digital age. In addition to his monthly column here at PopMatters, he has written for the International Journal of Communication, Hollywood.com, therichest.com, and the-artifice.com. You can follow his work here: http://jonlisi.pressfolios.com/
Sunday, February 9 2014
In 2013, Syfy's Sharknado became a trending topic on Twitter and a pop culture phenomenon. Here's why none of it matters.
Tuesday, January 7 2014
Teenagers use social media to escape the control of authority figures, engage in sexual behavior with peers, and entertain anonymous strangers. Is this a problem?
Sunday, November 3 2013
Tinder’s popularity is proof that people are turning to social media technologies to increase their chances of finding a mate... or at least a friend for the night.
Monday, September 16 2013
With each tweet, photo upload, and "twerk" video, Miley Cyrus artfully crafts her star image, always maintaining our interest in how she presents herself.
Sunday, August 25 2013
For the first time in cinema history, Hollywood has enabled social media users to contribute to the artistic properties of films, thereby earning them co-authorship… of sorts.
Tuesday, March 4 2014
In many ways, Blue is the Warmest Color is everything Free Fall should have been.
Thursday, January 16 2014
To what extent is Grant responsible for his life, and to what extent is he a product of a larger culture and society that thrives and survives on the institutional racism against African-Americans?