Obsessed with the future of TV

This is a notebook about television, internet video, and what the next living room will be. It's an outline powered by Fargo. The editor of Glass is Zach Seward; the lead developer is Sam Williams.

The name is an argument: that media are best understood as competition for attention on screens connected to the internet. Phones, tablets, laptops, monitors, television sets—it's all just glass.

  • Welcome to Glass, the new home for Quartz's obsession with the future of television and internet video.
      • If you're similarly obsessed with the topic, we hope you'll join us.
      • The name is an argument: that media are best understood as a competition for attention on screens connected to the internet. Phones, tablets, laptops, monitors, TVs—it's all just glass.
      • Television is in flux, right down to what that word even means. Just this week in the United States, the FCC is expected to vote on net neutrality rules that will affect the future of internet TV, and the major broadcast networks will unveil their latest attempts to beat back stiff competition from cable channels and services like Netflix. Just this week! Meanwhile, TV is widely considered to be having an artistic renaissance and has never enjoyed more cultural currency than it does right now.
      • If that sounds interesting, Glass is probably for you. The first part of the project is the notebook you are reading right now. It's an outline powered by Dave Winer's Fargo. Anywhere you see a > on Glass, you can click to expand or collapse another level of information.
        • Outlining is a more casual style of writing that resembles note-taking, which is exactly the point. We'll be taking notes here: thinking outloud, pointing to interesting reads and useful resources, and generally trying to make sense of television's future.
        • Here's some more about outlining and Fargo from NPR, which covered the launch of Glass this morning:
      • The editor and lead writer of Glass is Zach Seward; the lead developer is Sam Williams. Additional staff and more features on their way. Thanks for joining us.
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