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Thursday, January 20, 2011

Did you read this blog post?

The Independent Film Channel has been promoting their new series Portlandia, starring Fred Armisen (Saturday Night Live comedian) and Carrie Brownstein (Sleater-Kinney guitarist), with a string of YouTube videos. The campaign provides a strong example of how free online media outlets such as Facebook and YouTube are supplementing (possibly supplanting) traditional media—what will be an on-going theme of Art Direction II this semester. And one ad in particular provides a nice, albeit satirical, example of how we want UNT Communication Design students to hunger for news and cultural information. See you all at the mandatory program meeting on January 31st. Please look both ways before you cross the street.