Explorer of the week: Mike Wesch

Mike Wesch presents at Pop!Tech. Photograph courtesy Pop!Tech

Mike Wesch presents at Pop!Tech. Photograph courtesy Pop!Tech

Cultural anthropologist and media ecologist Mike Wesch examines how the internet has changed communication and relationships today. He addresses questions of anonymity, user generated filtering, participatory culture, and more with various experiments online. As one reviewer exclaimed, “Who knew anthropology could be so much fun?” (read more…)

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An anthropological introduction to YouTube

This is a another video by Mike Wesch. Presented at the Library of Congress, June 23rd 2008. He said “This was tons of fun to present. I decided to forgo the PowerPoint and instead worked with students to prepare over 40 minutes of video for the 55 minute presentation. This is the result”