Michael Wesch and You Tube

Michael Wesch, anthropologist of the digital age, delivers a lengthy lecture at the Library of Congress on the emergence of You Tube and the uses of video in an Internet age. Viral trends in video, global consumption, and the creation of meaning and connections… Lots in this talk, plus some funny clips.

We’ve featured Wesch and his videos before. He also runs a blog/video site entitled Digital Ethnography. His reflection on “context collapse” is quite interesting. Now here’s his talk.

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