Michael Wesch, assistant professor at Kansas State University, created this pretty awesome four and a half minute video describing the power and possibility of Web 2.0, emphasizing the community over the corporate aspects of the phenomenon. "The Machine is Us" indeed. Nicely done.
After the fold, you can see the complete credits of the video and links to other versions of it.
Web 2.0 in just under 5 minutes.
is the 2nd draft, and I plan on doing one more final draft. Please
leave comments on what could be changed or improved, or what needs to
be excluded or included. Subscribe if you want to be notified when the
revision is released.
UPDATE: I just added this video to
Mojiti where you can actually write your comments into the video
itself. It is an exciting experiment in "Video 2.0". Go check it out at
http://mojiti.com/kan/2024/… and add your voice!
Transcripts are now available as well: http://mediatedcultures.net…
couple of people have noted that the statement, "XML was created to do
just that" (separate form from content) is misleading because CSS
enables the same effect with HTML. I tried to integrate CSS into the
video, but it ruined the flow. Perhaps in the next draft.
statement on XML is based on the following from xml.com: "In order to
appreciate XML, it is important to understand why it was created. XML
was created so that richly structured documents could be used over the
web. The only viable alternatives, HTML and SGML, are not practical for
this purpose. HTML, as we’ve already discussed, comes bound with a set
of semantics and does not provide arbitrary structure."
Thank you all for the comments. With your help the next draft will be cleaned up and hopefully free of factual errors.
A higher quality version is available for download here: http://www.mediafire.com/?6…
Please note that this is the second draft and the final version will
not be available until late February after I review all comments and
revise the video. Please return for a new download link at that time.
The song is "There’s Nothing Impossible" by Deus, available for free at http://www.jamendo.com/en/a… Deus
offers music under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-
ShareAlike 2.0 license, yet one more example of the interlinking of
people sharing and collaborating this video is attempting to illustrate.
Assistant Professor of Cultural Anthropology
Kansas State University… (more)