Critical Writing Index

Media Burn: What's in a Name

by Tom Weinberg

Journal of Film and Video, 2012, v. 64, no. 1/2, pp. 51-56

In this article, Tom Weinberg explains the concept of Media Burn, which he developed in 1970 during the Chicago Conspiracy Trial, as a set of ideas related to the effects of television and fame on the human personality. The author reflects on several cultural icons of the twentieth century and the impact of their personalities on television and media. Weinberg's online video archive, located at, is also presented and discussed.

ITEM 2012.039 – available for viewing in the Research Centre

Videos, Artworks and Artists Cited

No One Was Killed, Motion Will be DeniedJohn Schultz

The World's Largest Television StudioTVTV

Media BurnAnt Farm (Doug Michels, Curtis Schreirer, Chip Lord)

Television: The Medium and Its MannersPeter Conrad

Maureen Orth

Robert Millman

Andy Warhol