Images by Jason Nolen Jason Nolen runs Cats of Madison, an Instagram account that almost daily shares photos of cats from around the city. Founded in 2016, the account now has over 20,000 devoted followers. While searching for photogenic cats around Orton Park, I spoke with Nolen to learn how the account started and what […]
New Domains is a series about what's happening in online spaces by WORT reporter Paul Hermann. It seeks to tell the stories of the ever-changing landscape of new media, share engaging tales of online culture, and explain how virtual spaces are affecting the physical world of south central Wisconsin.
In July of 2020, UW Madison grad student and astrobiologist Lena Vincent started posting videos to her TikTok account. She has now reached over 65 thousand followers. This week on New Domains, I speak with Lena about how she started using the music and video based social media app to teach others about astrobiology and […]
Image by Grant Duffrin Once upon a time – in 2014 – a fake Facebook event page was made for a celebration of the 2001 animated film Shrek to be held in Madison. One artist and his friends determined to make it a reality. The 8th Anniversary of one of Shrekfest, now one of Madison’s […]
Jeremy Morris is a professor of Communication Arts at UW Madison. Along with Professor Eric Hoyt, he released a new book this week, Saving New Sounds: Podcast Preservation and Historiography. We spoke with Professor Morris to find out why he’s studying the history of this relatively new media, and how he and other researchers are […]
Twitch.tv is a website and app focused on live-streaming video games and eSports. Founded in 2011, it today average brings 2.5 million viewers, with over 100,000 user-run channels broadcasting content. This week on New Domains, we speak with two Madison residents who use Twitch – Caleb Durward and Liam Granlund – about their experiences on […]
Image by Jonah Chester After a fight broke out in Brookfield, WI over prized trading cards, Target announced starting May 14 it will be taking Pokémon and sports trading cards of its shelves until further notice. This week in New Domains, we find out how online celebrities and investors are driving a massive increase in […]