Michael Wesch’s Web 2.0 The Machine is Us/ing Us Video

Michael Wesch is an assistant Professor of Cultural Anthropology at Kansas State University, and his “Web 2.0 … The Machine is Us/ing US” video has received more than 1.7 million views on YouTube since it was first added on January 31st, 2007. Professor Wesch runs the Digital Ethnography blog with the help of several KSU students and the result is something along the lines of a Web 2.0 research course where the blog functions like a classroom; the video itself is described as “Web 2.0 in just under 5 minutes.”

I came across the video via Shaun Andrews’ blog (I would’ve found it earlier had I subscribed to Mark’s blog) and while reading the video’s description, I found out that a higher quality version was available for download on MediaFire. Being the obsessive compulsive person I am, I decided to make use of Viddler’s generous 500mb file upload allowance and posted a higher quality version of the video for people to share and enjoy. If you would like to embed the video on your own blog, just copy and paste the embed code shown below to ensure that the video does not appear distorted.

<object classid="clsid:D27CDB6E-AE6D-11cf-96B8-444553540000" width="476" height="399" id="viddler"><param name="movie" value="http://www.viddler.com/player/58bbc59b/" /><param name="allowScriptAccess" value="always" /><param name="quality" value="high" /><embed src="http://www.viddler.com/player/58bbc59b/" quality="high" width="476" height="399" allowScriptAccess="always" name="viddler"/></object>

Please visit Professor Wesch’s Digital Ethnography blog for a transcript and more information about the video.

The Closet Entrepreneur

Post Scriptum: The track used in the video is “There’s Nothing Impossible” by Deus and is available for free HERE.

» This entry was filed under Presentations and tagged with: ,

Start The Conversation

Leave a Comment

Please type the answer to the math equation. Click the pic to hear the numbers.
Click to hear an audio file of the anti-spam equation