Short movie: The Note

This is a short movie made by students in our CGT department. I loved it so much, had to share it here:

YouTube culture

Yes, it’s an hour long. One of the best hours you might spend. Watch this video.

Why?

  • Because you’re immersed in social media or because you’d like to understand it better.
  • Because this video will help you take a deeper look at YouTube culture, and by extension, social media culture, contemporary culture.
  • Because you don’t usually take the time to scratch below the surface, beyond blogger relations, ROI, product promotion. But you’d like to.
  • Because this is your world, our world, and it’s our duty to understand it.

This is the video of a presentation Kansas State anthropology professor Dr. Michael Wesch gave at the Library of Congress.

No, it’s not a boring PowerPoint. No, it’s not boring and academic. It’s funny, insightful, human, and provocative. Who knows, it might even help with that ROI.

P.S. Yes, the lyrics of the “Numa” video are in Romanian.

CBS video: the Millenials are coming

CBS published this 12 min. segment on the Millenial generation. I hope my students will watch it and post comments with their reactions to the video. What do you think? Is this an accurate description of your generation? How did you feel when watching the video?

(hat tip to whoever posted this on twitter, unfortunately, I can’t remember who it was) Edit: I found it! It was a blog post from Joseph Jaffe)

Update: I’m embedding the video and asking com. theory students to view it. This segment is ripe for ideological criticism.
http://www.cbs.com/thunder/swf/rcpHolderCbs-prod.swf

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