Information R/evolution

This video explores the changes in the way we find, store, create, critique, and share information. This video was created as a conversation starter, and works especially well when brainstorming with people about the near future and the skills needed in order to harness, evaluate, and create information effectively.

Wesch

Associate professor of cultural anthropology. Ed Traceur. Hacker. Car-free.

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26 Responses

  1. Is there a NON YouTube (downloadable) version of this video available that you can point me to? I’m hoping to use this (and your excellent Web 2.0 video, which I did find here as a .mov, thanks) to help my 8th grade computer literacy class in our upcoming unit on mind/culture/information/technology.

    TIA!

  2. Forgot to mention: youtube (and all streaming) is blocked by our district filter, which is why I’m askin’.

    (Before anyone complains: the blocking is absolutely not my call, folks — and a constant struggle between myself and the too-understaffed-and-underfunded-to-manage-a-better-solution IT director. Happily, no one minds if I let students talk about how they feel about blocking/filtering as part of the unit!)

  3. Mike Kuffel says:

    I use your videos in a class I contribute to that introduces new government employees to social computing, Web 2.0 software. I’m thankful for the higher quality versions of “The Machine.” Do you have higher quality versions of the “Information R/evolution?” The YouTube versions are just not good enough for widescreen display.

  4. Kenley says:

    Thanks for posting the transcript for A Vision of Students; do you have one for Information R/evolution too?

  5. RR says:

    Edited on Final Cut or what? For screen capture, what did you use?

    Thanks.

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  7. Julia says:

    I am only a child, but seeing this reminds me of the constant struggle of students today. Teachers, no matter how much they want to, cannot see through a student’s eyes. A child has many more difficulties than school, and school is not on the very top of their priorities list. This would be their life if it was: Wake up, after a half night’s sleep due to extra hours of studying for school. Take a shower, to be presentable in school. Eat so they can make it through the day in school. And hurry to the bus, so they can get to school. At school they would take notes, so they can remember school, they will listen to the teacher talk, about school and its importance, and they will walk through the halls of the school silently, in order to get to another class, which teaches how school is important, in another way, in which they will repeat the cycle. Then they will get home, and they will do work, for school, and then spend hours studying for school, and then go to bed to be slightly refreshed for the cycle of school the next day.

    It would be heart-breaking to see a child do this. That is why you have to make sure to encourage you students to have lives OUTSIDE of school, and to bring those lives INSIDE of school. Not to cause disruption, but to let them know that school is ONLY a means to help prepare them for the fuller life after such schooling, and that school is only PART of the means that help prepare them.

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  9. Your video demonstrates very well the changes we have been through recently in the research and information management industry and the necessity and interest to adapt ourselves to the new Web 2.0 collaborative tools.

    But you don’t offer the big picture. In my opinion, your video misses important points :
    * information is more easily available, sure. But the mass of information available has grown so much that the best information is still not easily available to the average patron
    * categories (in the best online platforms) and experts are still the best way to get to reliable information in the quickest way
    * talking about searching for accurate information, librarians, especially, do it better
    * quick, reliable info has a cost. Often a high one. The economics of information (for instance : the scientific publishers oligoly and rising prices strategy) shouldn’t be ignored.

    More (in French) : http://www.precisement.org/blog/article.php3?id_article=204&recalcul=oui

    Emmanuel Barthe
    law librarian

  10. I didn’t know that. Thanks for taking the time to enlighten me. I’ll be sure to come back to see what else you can teach me!

  1. October 15, 2007

    [...] The KSU digital ethnography crew also posted a new video titled “Information R/evolution” on the same day as “A Vision of Students Today.” According to the post description: This video explores the changes in the way we find, store, create, critique, and share information. This video was created as a conversation starter, and works especially well when brainstorming with people about the near future and the skills needed in order to harness, evaluate, and create information effectively. [...]

  2. October 16, 2007

    The revolution is being written down…

    The students and faculty of the Digital Ethnography program at Kansas State University have produced another great video, on what they call the Information R/evolution. Like other videos from the program, this one quite appropriately uses writing to te…

  3. October 16, 2007

    [...] Jetzt hat er zwei neue Videos veröffentlicht. InformationR/Evolution kann inhaltlich und stilistisch als Fortsetzung von “Web 2.0…The Machine is Us/ing Us” betrachtet werden. [...]

  4. October 17, 2007

    Links Alone Are Enough…

    Wesch Provides Another Winner with Information R/evolution
    Michael Wesch, assistant professor of cultural anthroplogy at Kansas State University, initiator of the Digital Ethnography program, and creator of the previous video wonder “Web 2.0 &#8…

  5. October 17, 2007

    [...] De los mismos autores de The Machine is us/ing us llega Information R/evolution: [...]

  6. October 17, 2007

    [...] Devem ainda lembrar-se do fabuloso “The Macine is US/ing Us” de Michael Wesch. O professor de Antropologia Cultural da Kansas State University surpreende-nos agora com mais uma obra, a “Information R/evolution“: This video explores the changes in the way we find, store, create, critique, and share information. This video was created as a conversation starter, and works especially well when brainstorming with people about the near future and the skills needed in order to harness, evaluate, and create information effectively. [...]

  7. October 18, 2007

    [...] Digital Ethnography » Blog Archive » Information R/evolution Another good video from Prof. Wesch – xplores the changes in the way we find, store, create, critique, and share information. …. about the near future and the skills needed in order to harness, evaluate, and create information effectively. (tags: socialmedia listening culture digitalstorytelling web2.0 digitalethnography) [...]

  8. October 18, 2007

    [...] Die Informations R/evolution geht weiter Veröffentlicht 18. Oktober 2007 Uncategorized Vor zwei Tagen habe ich die beiden neuen Videos von Michael Wesch bereits vorgestellt. Das interessantere von beiden “Information R/evolution” habe ich nochmal genauer unter die (Zeit-)Lupe genommen. [...]

  9. October 21, 2007

    [...] Fuente: Universidad de Kansas, grupo de Etnografía Digital [...]

  10. October 22, 2007

    [...] Digital Ethnography has another thought provoking video post called Information R/evolution [...]

  11. October 22, 2007

    [...] KSU Digital Ethnography October 22, 2007 Filed under: Uncategorized — ellenh @ 12:51 pm Michael Wesch, a professor of anthropology at Kansas State has produced another thought-provoking look at the state of information in the Web 2.0 world. His previous videos are Information R/evolution and The Machine is Us/ing Us. [...]

  12. October 25, 2007

    [...] Part one of the series, “Information R/evolution”, looks at the categorization of information in the digital age, and “explores the changes in the way we find, store, create, critique, and share information”: [...]

  13. October 25, 2007

    [...] El propio Wesch define el contenido y el objetivo del vídeo: This video explores the changes in the way we find, store, create, critique, and share information. This video was created as a conversation starter, and works especially well when brainstorming with people about the near future and the skills needed in order to harness, evaluate, and create information effectively. [...]

  14. October 30, 2007

    [...] Professor Wesch, whose students put this together, suggests: This video explores the changes in the way we find, store, create, critique, and share information. This video was created as a conversation starter, and works especially well when brainstorming with people about the near future and the skills needed in order to harness, evaluate, and create information effectively. [...]

  15. April 24, 2008

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  16. June 9, 2008

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