The Machine is Us/ing Us Discussion

Hello,

Thank you for visiting our blog.  I am writing this short post in order to provide a place for those interested in the video, “Web 2.0 … The Machine is Us/ing Us” to place substantial comments. As you know, YouTube only allows 500 characters, not enough to really start rethinking any of the things I mentioned in the video.  So post your comments here.  I will be back to write a substantial post addressing some common questions about the video soon.

Becky (one of my students) noted that it is like we were planning for a party and the guests arrived before we were ready.  So please pardon the mess.  We’ll be up and running soon and I look forward to some great conversations.

Once agan, welcome.
~ Mike Wesch

Wesch

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

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30 Responses

  1. Prof Wesch says:

    This was a great comment posted in the chat box that I wanted to preserve here: (thank you guest_6155!)

    “Extraordinary. Best Web 2.0 explanation I’ve seen, and I’ve been looking for quite a while. Unfortunately, the leap at the end from ‘us’ creating the web to the impact on various aspects of our lives is a little too quick. We need to break all of these down. We need to understand that different parts of the world will experience it differently, and we need to understand how people will interact with the services and information on the web, which devices they will use, and so forth.”

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  1. February 8, 2007

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  2. February 8, 2007

    Web 2.0 … The Machine is Us/ing Us – And Now For A Video Break…

    Sometimes a video can say it all. It’s pure genius, and it’s called: Web 2.0 … The Machine is Us/ing Us. Watch, read, enjoy, share and discuss… If you enjoyed it, you may want to check out the creators: Digital……

  3. February 8, 2007

    Web 2.0 ABC…

    Fine pedagogical job by Mike Wesch! (via The Long Tail)…….

  4. February 8, 2007

    Behind CAD…

    Someone created a simple video to tell us a story. It’s the story of our online life! And this someone is Mike Wesch from Kansas State University. The connection between the video’s story and CAD and Graphics Software is deeper…

  5. February 8, 2007

    Maybe it’s not such a silly name after all…?…

    Ever laughed and made fun of the “Web 2.0” term? Made rudicule of how stupid it is to jump on the hype bandwagon about just how the web has evolved lately? Smiled of how gullible people are to marketing people talking of the internet revolu…

  6. February 9, 2007

    [...] Kudos to its creator, Michael Wesch, Assistant Professor of Cultural Anthropology at Kansas State University. Extended comments about the video can be left on the blog for the Digital Ethnography working group he heads up. [...]

  7. February 9, 2007

    unravel < Web 2.0…

    Wow, was I ever blown away, to watch this short video on Web 2.0. My friend sent me this link earlier today, he works for an old media company was showing it everyone to illustrate why his business is changing…

  8. February 9, 2007

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  9. February 9, 2007

    [...] (Re-iterating the explains bit from above, a discussion on the video is presented on the Digital ethnography group’s blog. Writing presents what Web 2.0 means above would probably have been semantically more correct. Or maybe not :)) [...]

  10. February 9, 2007

    [...] If the video truly intrigues you, its creator — Professor Wesch of Kansas State University — has created a space for expanded discussion about the issues raised in the video.  More food for thought, and you can join in the discussion, as well. [...]

  11. February 9, 2007

    [...] 9 February 2007Rethinking the Web and Our Relationship to It a Kansas State University student (click on the link and take note of the URL…coincidence?) has created this four-minute video to explain how Web 2.0 is different from the Internet of the past: [...]

  12. February 9, 2007

    [...] Some very interesting, and I think important ideas and insights can be found in this video by Professor Mike Wesch of Kansas State University. Here are some video responses: [...]

  13. February 9, 2007

    Le web 2 en 5 minutes…

    ……

  14. February 9, 2007

    [...] For more: Visit the post by the video’s creator to join the discussion about this video and some of the issues it raises. Share and Enjoy:These icons link to social bookmarking sites where readers can share and discover new web pages. [...]

  15. February 9, 2007

    [...] It begins with the ability to share bookmarks in Social bookmarking. Social bookmarking is part of the fiber of Web 2.0. Sites such as Delicious, Diigo, Furl, Spurl, Citulike, Stumbledupon, and Zotero, a program that Academic Hack likes which will soon add sharing abilities. The list goes on and on. The viral videoWeb 2.0 … The Machine is Us/ing Us by Matt Wesch captures this spirit, even as it promotes a fairly optimistic vision (he has since started a blog to handle feedback on the piece). It is clear from his video of screen captures, that Wesch sees the social bookmarking as fundamental to our role as the refashioners of the web. Jill Walker has seen past some of the visual effects to demand that the piece stay truer to its title. [...]

  16. February 12, 2007

    Rethinking the machine…

    The next time you try to explain web 2.0 to someone point them to Professor Wesch’s video “The Machine is Us/ing Us.”
    I eavesdropped a human-to-human conversation where a man professed his level of internet expertise, “I can get…

  17. February 13, 2007

    digital ethnography…

    The ethnographer’s job is to immerse himself in the culture being studied and participate in order to get a better understanding of their ways of life. By this definition Prof. Wesch has accomplished a rather unique milestone by summarizing the …

  18. February 22, 2007

    Web 2.0’s of Significance…

    Well praised by now, but a rich visual overview in one shot (if you’re a little geeky) at the Web2.0 meme. Of course it took an anthropologist to put all the trends into a nicely-packed concept piece, they look at cultural developments with a …

  19. February 22, 2007

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  20. February 23, 2007

    Web 2.0 – the machine is Us/ing Us…

    Prof. Mike Wesch from Kansas State University’s Digital Ethnography project posted the above video to YouTube, which is clear explanation of what Web 2.0 is all about.

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  21. March 15, 2007

    [...] Han abierto en su web una espacio para el debate sobre el video (en inglés claro) [...]

  22. April 2, 2007

    [...] Kudos to Michael Wesch, Assistant Professor of Cultural Anthropology at Kansas State University. Your comments about the video may be left on the Digital Ethnography blog run by Professor Wesch for the Digital Ethnography working group. [...]

  23. April 8, 2007

    [...] Kudos to Michael Wesch, Assistant Professor of Cultural Anthropology at Kansas State University. Your comments about the video may be left on the Digital Ethnography blog run by Professor Wesch for the Digital Ethnography working group. [...]

  24. April 13, 2007

    [...] that walks us through it. Enjoy! (Video after the jump) Posted in Websites, Business by joe RSS 2.0 Leave YourComment [...]

  25. October 26, 2007

    [...] Infatti il video che vedete qui sotto – dal titolo “The Machine is Us/ing Us” è opera di Michael Wesch, docente di antropologia culturale alla Kansas State University e membro del gruppo di ricerca Digital Ethnography della stessa università (qui trovate il post dove il video è stato annunciato). Prima di dire cosa si tratta, per i neofiti delle tematiche sottese alla questione devo chiarire alcuni temi. [...]

  26. April 17, 2008

    [...] Us by Kansas State University Assistant Professor of Cultural Anthropology Michael Wesch. In his blog he covers a bit more in depth on the various aspects of this unique view of the world. He is quoted [...]

  27. July 11, 2008

    [...] the banner of Digital Ethnography, Professor Wesch breaks down the complexity of what the web is and how it is changing in front of [...]

  28. January 17, 2012

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