Saturday, August 02, 2008

The Anthropology of YouTube

Michael Wesch at the Library of Congress. Brilliant. Inspiring. Insightful. Important.

"Media mediates human relationships."
"loss of community"
"networked individualism" > "cultural tension"
"context collapse"
Cognition and recognition. (McLuhan)
"We live lives constantly against the law in an age of prohibition." (Lessig)

55 minutes. Find the time and watch it. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TPAO-lZ4_hU

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