An Anthropological Introduction to YouTube
Presentation at the Library of Congress, June 23rd 2008 by Michael Wesch and the Digital Ethnography Working Group
More from Michael Wesch:
The Machine is Us/ing Us released on January 31st 2007
“Web 2.0” in just under 5 minutes. I was inspired to make this video while writing a paper about web 2.0. Struggling to find a way to put it into words, I decided to make this video to show it rather than tell it. For more information on my goals and ideas behind this video, check out interview with John Battelle.
Information R/evolution released on October 12th 2007
This video explores the changes in the way we find, store, create, critique, and share information. This video was created as a conversation starter, and works especially well when brainstorming with people about the near future and the skills needed in order to harness, evaluate, and create information effectively.
More on youtube here: http://mediatedcultures.net/youtube.htm