An Anthropological Introduction to YouTube by Mike Wesch was presented at the Library of Congress, June 23rd 2008.
Instead of a powerpoint presentation, the professor made a 40 minute video with the help of his students talking about the cultural phenomenon of Youtube.
His point – “when media change, human relations change.”
Youtube, as an aggregator of content, of which 88% of it is new and original content, is changing the way we relate. It’s a connector.
“it’s a story of new forms of expression, new forms of community, and new forms of identity emerging.”
Remember Numa Numa’s Gary Broelsma? Wesch credits him as being the first guy on the dance floor of this “global mixer” who inspires others to dance in their bedrooms for joy.
Take the tour of Youtube. For Wesch, it’s a celebration.
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