(almost) everything I teach in a 3 minute video
This video is amazing – it’s the stuff I teach! From the materiality of writing (handwriting and digital) through hypertext, HTML, XML, the point of it all – I wish I had made this video. And I was so pleased to see that the guy who made it, Michael Wesch, is an Assistant Professor of Cultural Anthropology – and this video is currently the fifth most popular video in the blogosphere, according to Technorati [Update at 9 pm: now it’s the most popular…]. That pretty much dwarfs any conventional kind of popularising research academics are supposed to do. Go digital academics!
I guess the only thing I was left wanting at the end of the video was more about how the machine is using us – the title is the machine is us/ing us after all.