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James E. Cutting

algorithms that recommend books, songs, and other items based on what the internet surfer has purchased. Among popular songs, they found that an individual listener was more likely to listen to a song they had heard, say, ten times before than one they had

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Laura T. Di Summa

, against the Internet, against the profusion of comments, the endless threads, and the resulting superficiality of the conversation: I have never discovered a single worthwhile item in the comment threads attached to online stories … the technological

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Alan Voodla, Elen Lotman, Martin Kolnes, Richard Naar, and Andero Uusberg

in the Media .” Internet, Film, News, Gossip: An Evolutionary Perspective on the Media , ed. Jerome Barkow . Oxford : Oxford University Press .

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Ethical Engagement with Movies

Response to Carl Plantinga's Screen Stories

Cynthia Freeland

response of projection. Plantinga shows this by quoting from a fan's gushing comments from IMDB, the Internet Movie Database. Such a response is clearly troubling to Plantinga, who comments that the film fails to recognize that Tristan is a “jerk” (209

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Héctor J. Pérez

quality and sometimes innovative character that successfully adapts formulas previously used in shorter narratives. Game of Thrones : Belief Construction Numerous rankings and expressions of social impact on the Internet identify Game of Thrones as

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Pascal Wallisch and Jake Alden Whritner

—for example, virtually any message board on the Internet Movie Database (IMDb) or any film forum—that people disagree vehemently as to how much they like or dislike any given movie. This might be due to the notion that people think they argue about objective

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Rainer Reisenzein

contents of internet fan forums) can be useful to substantiate claims about typical user reactions and hypotheses about cultural contents (e.g., beliefs, social norms) that influenced these reactions. Although I thus fully endorse Smith’s proposals for how

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Designing a New Method of Studying Feature-Length Films

An Empirical Study and its Critical Analysis

Jose Cañas-Bajo, Teresa Cañas-Bajo, Eleni Berki, Juri-Petri Valtanen, and Pertti Saariluoma

Box-Office Revenue .” Internet Research 27 ( 3 ): 691 – 708 . 10.1108/IntR-01-2016-0005 Onwuegbuzie , Anthony J. , and R. Burke Johnson . 2006 . “ The Validity Issue in Mixed Research

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Kata Szita, Paul Taberham, and Grant Tavinor

, while some experiences are mediated through television or internet streaming and so on, they nevertheless feel immediate or present to us. Hanson argues that “Television and radio achieve immediacy primarily though self-effacement of their mediums

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Synthetic Beings and Synthespian Ethics

Embodiment Technologies in Science/Fiction

Jane Stadler

are particularly acute for women like Gal Gadot and Emma Watson, whose images have been abused for pornographic purposes via software released on the dark internet ( Cole 2018 ). Similar to the ethical issues surrounding synthetic biology, uncontrolled