Higher Ed TV: “The Machine is Us/ing Us” from KSU Professor Michael Wesch, a brilliant Web 2.0 primer

February 4th, 2007 Karine Joly 4 Comments

In 4 days (including a weekend), this video created and uploaded by Kansas State University Professor Michael Wesch was viewed more than 8,000 times. And, it’s probably just the beginning.

While it doesn’t directly promote KSU or its digital ethnography working group (although the latter is included in the video credits), I’m pretty sure it’s going to draw a lot of interest on them in the next few days.

In 4 minutes and 30 seconds, this video gives a brillant explanation of what’s Web 2.0. Beyond the usual screenshot tour, the video shows what’s really behind this evolution/revolution from paper to screen. What makes it different from others about the same topic is that Professor Wesch just let words do the talking – if I may say so. That’s a very creative way of using video and text by directing typed words as actors.

Don’t understand, what I’m talking about? Just watch the video

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