Melanie E. S. Kohnen

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Name: Melanie E. S. Kohnen
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Occupation: teacher, acafan
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Melanie Kohnen received her Ph.D. at Brown University (2010) and is currently a Visiting Assistant Professor of Media, Culture and Communication at NYU. She is a media scholar, and her research examines queer visibility on TV and new media. She has taught and written on media fandom and remix culture.

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Description: In this class, we will take an in-depth look at how the production, distribution, promotion, and consumption of television has changed over the past decade. We will examine the television industry and television programming in the context of post-network television (a term that comprises, among other things, the emergence of original programming in basic and premium cable) and convergence culture (the increasing overlap of television and digital media, including DVDs, streaming video, DVRs, and the changing relationships between producers and viewers of television). Specifically, we will look at the increasing use of transmedia storytelling as part of television programming.
Description: "In the second half of the semester, we will focus on how we use digital media to participate in culture. Our focus here will be on remixing, mash-ups, digital video production, and other forms of transforming existing media texts. We will also consider how copyright regulations impact remix cultures."