“An anthropological introduction to YouTube”

I’ve been kind of struggling– well, that might be too strong of a word, but I can’t think of another one right now– with what kind or kinds of readings to build into the short video project for English 328 this fall. I don’t know if this is going to be the only one or not, but I came across via Weblogg-ed Michael Wesch’s “An anthropological introduction to YouTube.”

It’s just over 55 minutes long, so obviously not a “quick view.” But if you’ve got time, it’s well worth the watching. Interesting stuff. And it will give me yet another chance to assign YouTube homework in a class.

Update:
I came across this excellent critique by Alexandra Juhasz and an exchange between Wesch about his video/project. It’s here.

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