Was so happy to hear that Fred Turner as a new book out.
He wouldn’t remember me, but I met Fred back in 2006 or so at a talk he gave, I think at Harvard. His talk was amazing, and I was struck by what a nice guy he was. I asked him for grad school advice, interested in his program at Stanford, and he told me that aside from him, no one in his department was thinking about what was then termed “new media”, or transmedia, or cross-platform digital media and its implications and potential. He suggested I look elsewhere, and gave me some ideas. He wrote some references down for me, and he is likely the reason I ended up at MIT, studying under Henry Jenkins.
Well, now Fred has a new book out, and the esteemed HR has talked to him about it, and it’s all very exciting. More here: