Articles tagged 2013 boston marathon bombings

We All Want to Be the Police: Crowdsourcing, Fantasy and National Tragedy

During the Boston Marathon bombings, reputable news agencies were chasing Reddit and 4Chan leads, and social media commentators were lauding this “new move” in crime fighting: crowdsourcing.

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//Mixed media

Because Blood Is Drama: Considering Carnage in Video Games and Other Media

// Moving Pixels

"It's easy to dismiss blood and violence as salacious without considering why it is there, what its context is, and what it might communicate.

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