Tuesday, August 26, 2014

I "Pin" and "Curate"

Having a curating site like "Delicious" and or "Pintrest" makes gathering information to central location easy. Personally, I use Pintrest to curate information for specific projects. By doing so, I can pin different pictures, videos, and soundbites. By pinning such information, I'm essentially creating a central location for all of the material i feel will be helpful for my assignment. Since exploring sites for my video project i have come across several cool music and video sites that will allow me to create my best video. The best part about these different sites is that they can be used for other projects outside of this is class.

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Thoughts on Michael Wesch Video

Michael Wesch made a video posted on YouTube on how media has changed. During the 2007 Superbowl, millions of dollars are spent in creating premier commercials that play during game breaks. For the first time ever, a cost free, home made video stood atop the most watched videos during the Superbowl. Michael Wesch figured out how significant new media would be, and was able to communicate these ideas to millions of others across the world. As an anthropologist, his perspective on new media showed that user generated content and communication would connect the world in an overwhelming fashion. Instantly, a new community would be formed through video where people could share and copy ideas from one another along with creating new and original ideas.

Video Blog Notes #1 (Michael Wesch)

Anthropological View of Youtube

new original content
creates new form of community
new wave of connection
constantly linking people in new ways
media mediate human relations
impact of user generated content