Michael Wesch is speaking in Bergen a week from today at Scandic Hotel here in Bergen – at the It’s Learning conference which costs 4000 kr. Do you think they’d notice if I just sort of snuck in and pretended I’d forgotten my name tag?

For those of you who aren’t familiar with Michael Wesch, he’s an Assistant Professor of Cultural Anthropology at Kansas State who does digital ethnography, but the cool thing about him is how he makes these YouTube videos that get the point about social media and web 2.0 across in such a beautiful way – talk about merging form and content. See, here’s his most famous one (and yes, I’ve raved about it before):

Or you might like this video of a talk he gave about YouTube – with a lot of video in it.

2 thoughts on “michael wesch is in town (but the conference is kind of expensive)

  1. […] Anthropological introduction to YouTube 09Mar09 Hittade tack vare jill/txt en fantastisk presentation (med mycket video) av Michael Wesch d?§r han presenterar “An anthropological introduction to YouTube” f??r Library of Congress. Ifall ni har missat det s?• var Michael Wesch han som skapade det fantastiska filmen som f??rklarade Web 2.0 som hette “The Machine is Us/ing Us” […]

  2. Scott Rettberg

    I hear the lobsters at that conference are exceeded only by the backrubs you receive during the plenary sessions. Looking forward to meeting Michael next week on the street outside of the conference venue.

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