Monday, April 21, 2008

Another try to upload Dr. Michael Wesch's video "Web 2.0, the Machine is Using Us"

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.



video

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hi Carolyn -

Zamzar - and you - did a great job converting this clever exhibit of web 2.0. I have seen it before several times on the web and it nicely demonstrates why we want to use web 2.0 - - - but who has the time!! I feel we are all on overload and after reading Paula CoFrancesco's email that we have less than 45 days left - that's scary!
Toby

Rich Dellinger said...

Hi Carolyn-

I like the idea, but I had trouble playing the video...many, many pauses.

Do you want to share it at the faculty meeting on may 4th?

Rich