Reddit Is Bringing Back the Lo-Fi Glories of Public Access TV

The freewheeling online forum is testing a new livestreaming network that feels like public access TV — but better

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The origins of the RPAN aesthetic

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Free spaces for play can’t exist forever within for-profit technology companies.

Bringing back the “American room”

The business and terms of service on RPAN

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RPAN, performances of the self, and populism

Absurdity, randomness, and an escape from the dreadful surveillance reality of identity-based performances is the entire point.

RPAN’s successful path forward should value humans over technology

Writes about technology, culture, and media. Producer, Team Human and Digital Void. Media Instructor.

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