Monday, August 04, 2008

Wesch at the Library of Congress

Michael Wesch has been spreading his enthusiasm on educational technologies at the Library of Congress.

Thanks to Rob Myers via the ORG list for the pointer. He picked it up because Professor Wesch reckons that 1 in 20 of the thousands of videos he's viewed on YouTube are "addressed to the YouTube community" or made for the YouTube audience you might say. Actually one YouTube phenomenon involved people doing their own versions of a popular musician's dance. When the record company picked up on this eventually they made their own version of the YouTube versions, explicitly celebrating their artist seeding so much YouTube creativity. There's a novel approach from the record business. And this then got nominated for a Grammy award. There is a lesson in there somewhere.

Wesch is also the one who summed up David Weinberger's book Everything is Miscellaneous in 5 minutes 28 seconds:

Update: Pamela Jones at Groklaw has done a helpful timeline of Wesch's Library of congress talk.

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