Sunday, June 10, 2007

Technology: Michael Wesch - The Machine Is Us/ing Us

This is the final version of an experimental documentary by Michael Wesch exploring the ideas behind web 2.0. The original version has had over 2.5 million hits on YouTube. Michael is a teacher of "digital ethnography" which is the study of the digital culture, at Kansas State University. He made this video using screen captures of different actions he would type or perform on the computer. He then did some pans and zooms and cut it all together with an electronica soundtrack. He is also part of an interesting looking web project that is designed to turn visitors into their own webmasters.

Just when you thought you were beginning to get a handle on how the internet all works. . . they go and add a new upgrade that makes it super awesome but unfamiliar again. I was just beginning to remember little bits of HTML code and now we are off on a new tangent.

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