MP3 Lycos & The Circuit of Culture

In Doing Cultural Studies: The Story of the Sony Walkman, Paul Du Gay introduces an approach to studying culturally significant topics that is described as the “circuit of culture”: any aspect of culture must be studied through its Consumption, Identity, Regulation, Representation, and Production for its analysis to be considered adequate. Over the last three decades,…

Final Circuit of Culture Project: GeoGuessr

INTRODUCTION: Even though most of us consider maps simply as a navigational tool to get from one place to another, what if maps could be turned into an addicting game? This is what GeoGuessr has accomplished. GeoGuessr is an online geography game that brings adventure and mystery into exploring the world through maps. Players are…

TSN: circuit of culture

Overview In 1984, the Labatt Brewing Company made a breakthrough in the history of the Canadian television network. They began specialty channels in order to focus on a specific genre, subject, or target television market. The Sports Network, more commonly known today as TSN, was a part of the first group of Canadian specialty cable…

The New York Times Online

For the New York Times, the coming of the internet could have been a death knell. Indeed, the digital age has spelled the end for many print publications, but a few of the largest American newspapers have adapted to the changing media landscape, surviving and even thriving through the first two decades of the 21st…


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A critical exploration of internet history

This is the blog for the Cultural History of the Internet course at Johns Hopkins University. It features interconnected student projects on internet history and web ephemera.

Before the Internet
Bulletin Board Systems
Web Design
Walled Gardens
What the Internet Means Today
Future Internet
No One Is Talking about This
Lost Sites
Security and Encryption