From Napster to Netflix: A History of Media From 1999 to Today
Where: Prospect Heights Brainery
190 Underhill Ave., Prospect Heights
347-292-7246 Price: $12
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Since the launch of Napster in 1999, there has been a massive transformation in how we create and consume media. This class charts the waves of change over the past two decades.
We’ll start by looking at the tools and technology that underpin the digital revolution. We’ll then trace what’s happened in four areas: music, print, moving image (tv and film) and the operating systems that run our devices. Along the way we’ll discuss the long tail, piracy, streaming, eBooks, YouTube stars and more. We’ll talk about the upstarts and the big winners; about what has been lost and what has been gained.
Finally, we will talk about how 2017 is a tipping point for another accelerating wave of change in what we create, watch, read and hear.