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Issue I Fall 2007

Fall 2007 Editor’s Note

It is with great pleasure, and a healthy dose of pride, that I introduce the Fall 2007 Issue of gnovis – the culmination of an exhilarating but busy summer and fall. Though labeled Volume 8, Number 1, this issue is, to my knowledge, the first formal issue released by gnovis: six articles, published simultaneously, as a set. As a principally online journal, gnovis has in the past—for better or worse—had the ability to accept and publish articles on a rolling basis. However, in the interests of increasing our output, locking down our workflow, and expanding our readership, we decided that it was time to switch to a more traditional publication process.

The result? This issue alone contains more papers than were published in any one of the previous four academic years, and we’re only halfway through the year. Our submission rate has nearly doubled over last year, and we’ve received a very welcome influx of articles from outside of Georgetown University, one of which has been included in this issue.

Our new publication process isn’t the only change at gnovis this year. We’ve also diversified our online content, which now includes a blog and a podcast, in addition to the journal. All of our content is available on our website, at
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Modern Surveillance Methods and Public Trust

Abstract: Networked devices present new dilemmas to the legal system. The use of these devices can challenge the preconceived notions of what is public and what is private. One might ask, do the same rules for monitoring traffic operations among … Continue reading

Cooking Your Way to Completeness: The Food Network Phenomenon and the Creation of a New Domestic Paragon – The Ideal Hostess

Abstract: The Food Network has achieved tremendous popularity with the American public in the last decade. It has created the genre of the celebrity chef and has changed the relationship between food and domestic labor. The network breaks with the … Continue reading

The Formative Power of Wartime Rhetoric: A Critical Discursive Analysis of Presidential Speeches

Abstract: Language plays a vital role in a politician’s ability to garner public support for forthcoming military engagements. This paper explores the rhetorical tactics used in national addresses by President John F. Kennedy during the Cuban Missile Crisis and President … Continue reading

YouTube: Examining a Revolution

Abstract: The author examines the popular video sharing website and asks whether the phenomenon marks a change in the way cultural products are brought forth. The analysis draws upon a traditionally Marxist framework to define the production cycle and is … Continue reading

An Ethical Obligation to Copy – The Origins and Implications of Free Software

Abstract: Peer production has become an important way to manufacture digital products and information, for example software and encyclopedias. The products are generally made without payment to contributors, and may most often be used free of charge. They can also … Continue reading

The Economics of Cultural Legitimacy in Hip Hop’s Counterpublic Space

Abstract: The determinants of authenticity in hip hop culture are not obvious. The roots, as well as the branches, of hip hop’s cultural boundaries are found twisted, tangled and far from the tree. In an attempt to prune through the … Continue reading

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