media studies 101

Here are some good videos to get a class of students thinking about new media.This one by David Gauntlett:

Media and Everyday Life (improved version)

Vision of Students Today

A short video made by Michael Wesch, who has made some  of the most widely circulated viral videos. Another one is The machine is Us/using Us:

The Machine is Us/ing Us (Final Version)

And if you have the time to watch this one hour introduction to YouTube and the cultural changes currently taking place made by Michael Wesch and his students – it’s worth watching:

An anthropological introduction to YouTube

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