Dr. Wesch was the keynote speaker at the conference I attended at UConn on April 11, 2008. The conference was called "The New Media Literacies for Today's Plugged-in Generation". The conference's tag line was "a conference promoting media literacy in young people today."
Dr. Wesch, a cultural anthropologist and digital ethnographer from Kansas State University became a prominent figure in this field after he produced the video in the title of this blog and uploaded it to YouTube. It has been watched by over 3 million people.
In order to get this video to play in the blog, I had to convert it from a flash movie to a .avi format using the conversion tool at Zamzar.com. It is a fairly large file of 46 mb, but Blogger says it will take a movie file of up to 100mb. If it plays in the frame below, we'll have success.
If not, it's back to the drawing board.