Category: Book Reviews

Scott Kirsner’s “Fans, Friends, and Followers”: How Artists are Using the Internet to Build an Audience

In his new book, Fans, Friends, and Followers, Variety columnist and CinemaTech blogger Scott Kirsner tackles one of the key issues facing contemporary creative artists: how to build an audience and generate revenue to support their work. The means of artistic expression, even in media previously inaccessible to most (like the equipment to make a … Continue reading Scott Kirsner’s “Fans, Friends, and Followers”: How Artists are Using the Internet to Build an Audience

“Inventing the Movies”: The Tension between Technological Progress and Resistance to Change

“Inventing the Movies”: The Tension between Technological Progress and Resistance to Change

Journalist and blogger Scott Kirsner, who frequently writes on topics at the intersection of movies and technology, has published an early edition of his forthcoming book Inventing the Movies. Subtitled "Hollywood's Epic Battle Between Innovation and the Status Quo, from Thomas Edison to Steve Jobs," the book is a fascinating case study in the difficulties … Continue reading “Inventing the Movies”: The Tension between Technological Progress and Resistance to Change