Imagine YouTube seen throught the eyes of an anthropologist. Well thanks to our colleague Maggie Holtzberg (the MCC’s Folklorist) she turned ArtSake onto the work of Michael Wesch, a cultural anthropologist at Kansas State University working on issues (including methodology) in the digital realm. His hour long presentation The Machine is Us/ing Us was presented last June at the Library of Congress. It’s a fascinating look at how YouTube influences mediating human relationships and participatory culture.
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