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  1. BOOK (1949)

    Posted Sep 27th 2009, 12:00am by David Wilson

    ... the secret police at the core of Orwell's dystopian fable. And of course the name has been taken on by a particularly voyeuristic reality TV show. Reality TV's sustained and invasive ... portrayed in 1984, much modern exposure to the Orwellian is self-inflicted. Attention-seekers queue for the chance to appear on reality TV and become celebrity members of the so-called videocracy. ...

  2. BOOK (1954)

    Posted Sep 06th 2009, 12:00am by David Wilson

    ... to its enduring topicality. A wave of reality TV shows has underlined how children left ungoverned go haywire. In the American production Kid Nation, two children drank bleach- horror as grisly ...

  3. Vlog anarchy eclipsed by feeds that monkey around

    Posted Aug 08th 2005, 12:00am by David Wilson

    ... history of the United States- raw. Like reality TV, most vlogs seem to scorn the idea of refinements such as production values. In fact, messiness almost seems obligatory. Michael Verdi's ... hideously inelegant word: 'vlog'. 'A vlog is a videoblog and you want one because, let's face it, they're not going to put you on TV,' says the home page for an outfit ...

  4. Vlog anarchy eclipsed by feeds that monkey around

    Posted Aug 09th 2005, 12:00am by David Wilson

    ... displays wonders ranging from a hailstorm to a forest and a conversation about the natural history of the United States- raw. Like reality TV, most vlogs seem to scorn the idea of refinements ... David Wilson A clip that keeps jerking will make you yearn for the smoothness of ordinary TV Picture this: you offer a capuchin monkey the chance to ogle a photo of its troupe's alpha ...

  5. Red Lights

    Posted Jun 07th 2009, 12:00am by David Wilson

    ... David Wilson Red Lights by Tiantian Zheng University of Minnesota Press HK$729 The concept is captivating. In a move that would give any fly-on-the-wall documentary or reality television ... buying mascara is an act of rebellion? At that, the 'red spiders' that the professor befriended might arch their eyebrows and smile. This work could have benefited from repeated reality ...

  6. Eat Sleep Sit

    Posted Apr 19th 2009, 12:00am by David Wilson

    ... David Wilson Eat Sleep Sit by Kaoru Nonomura Kodansha HK$195 Few reality TV programmes assault participants so brutally. Japan's Most Rigorous Zen Temple, Eiheiji, set just east of Fukui in Fukui Prefecture, must make the average military boot camp seem soft. In the interest of helping novices reach enlightenment, Eiheiji old hands pummel them and take pains to make ...

  7. Surveillance society puts a camera in every corner of our lives

    Posted Aug 02nd 2005, 12:00am by David Wilson

    ... as is supposedly the case with the reality TV show Big Brother, toilets will be next. The average Briton is already filmed by about 300 cameras every day. As a result, everyone is a CCTV star. Few complain ... the dangers of surveillance developed. Closed circuit television (CCTV) became a boom industry, especially in Britain, thanks to the legacy of the IRA, the rise of 'yob culture', and perhaps ...

  8. Many faces of pop psychology

    Posted Jul 20th 2003, 12:00am by David Wilson

    ... psychologist on Britain's version of the Big Brother reality TV show. Collett defines a 'tell' as 'an action that reveals what someone is thinking even if they don't know ...

  9. Annoying website lacks twinkle of Hong Kong stars

    Posted Mar 22nd 2005, 12:00am by David Wilson

    ... scores only around 30 per cent. She should be up there with the gods of galling behaviour. Think Jonathan Baker, the star of an American reality TV race, whose ranking floats around the 90 per ...

  10. Forces side with screen in book-TV war

    Posted May 17th 2005, 12:00am by David Wilson

    ... may have improved their minds by learning to interpret 'the visual grammar of TV advertising', but that is child's play compared with Pokemon. According to Johnson, just watching contemporary TV is a complex experience that could increase your brainpower. We should watch plenty of TV because even reality shows can function as 'elaborately staged group ...




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