Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Conversations with Michael Wesch

I had the pleasure to meet, and also convene a discussion with Michael Wesch at the EDUCAUSE Midwest Conference held in Chicago, IL. Michael had been referred to as "the explainer" by Wired magazine. He is a cultural anthropologist that explores the effects of new media on society and culture. As a professor of Cultural Anthropology at Kansas State University, his YouTube video, "A Vision of Students Today," has over 4 million views. He spoke to the audience at EDUCAUSE Midwest and commented on the challenges of living in an environment of "soundbite communications" and how media mediates our relationships. You can learn more about Michael's fascinating work at: www.ksuanth.weebly.com/wesch

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