Larry Downes: "One recipe at a time, YouTube’s ‘Binging With Babish’ is disrupting the content industry" (Washington Post)
What does a 15-layer taco mean for the future of video competition? Like the list of its ingredients, the answer is: pretty much everything. Last week, up-and-coming YouTube star Andrew Rea, who hosts a weekly webcast called “Binging with Babish,” celebrated his 1 millionth subscriber with a behind-the-scenes special. During his webcast, Rea drew back the curtain on his minimalist production, which consists of a single Sony digital camera locked on a headless shot of the 29-year-old in the kitchen of his Harlem apartment as he meticulously and hilariously reverse-engineers recipes from classic TV shows and movies. Read more.