YouTube’s Impact on Culture

Here is a fascinating presentation by Michael Wesch, Assistant Professor of Cultural Anthropology at Kansas State University. Michael gave a talk at the Library of Congress about YouTube and its role in the participatory culture.

He explains how one of his videos, Web 2.0 … The Machine is Us/ing Us, became very popular in just a few days and how this popularity took him by surprise. The video was remixed, translated, it was the starting point for a conversation at a global level. It is roughly an hour in length.


About repplinger

John has served as a Reference Librarian at Willamette University since 2002. He is the liaison to the Science Departments, and is responsible for maintaining the collections related to the life & physical sciences. His research interests range over the entire spectrum of libraries and information sciences, but includes: - Google and its influence on information & society - The Internet's influence on information seeking & sharing behaviors - Trends of scholarly communication - Electronic learning environments - Traditional pedagogy - GIS use in academic libraries

Posted on July 2, 2009, in Technology, Videos and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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