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.