youtube = homework

If you read what I wrote last week about my classes this semester, you may remember that one of my classes is on ministry within a pop/media-culture. I don’t have class on Wednesdays, so I’ve been (trying to) studying all day, and when I checked the syllabus for the ministry in media class to see what I was supposed to read before class next week, I was happily surprised to learn that there was no reading assigned, but instead I needed to watch several videos on youtube. Seriously? That’s awesome.

Watching the four videos assigned for class was one of the most enjoyable 30 minutes of homework I can remember. I’m going to share two of them here because I think they offer a fascinating and informative look at the history and evolution of digital technology (and text) as tools for sharing information, with style. Both videos were created by Michael Wesch, Assistant Professor of Cultural Anthropology at Kansas State University.

The Machine is Us/ing Us

Information R/evolution

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