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April 20, 2008

Thoughts from NYCC – Days 1 + 2 – Tryin’ to Save the Game

Filed under: Blurbs — Tags: , , , , , — Jamaal Thomas @ 4:00 pm

The interesting thing about my experience with going to some panels at this convention is that even when they’re lacking, they can sometimes help clarify some issues that are endlessly discussed in pop culture circles. Douglas Rushkoff, the author of Testament, and an upcoming book about corporations and modern society (hint: corporations are bad) and Scott McCloud, the world-famous author of Understanding Comics and Reinventing Comics engaged in a lively debate that lingered in my mind hours after it concluded. The panel was billed as a discussion between two theorists about the future of the comics industry. This drifted into a broad debate about the relationship between mainstream and underground culture, and the impact of technology on local communities. (more…)

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