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Preview of Professor Mike Wesch’s symposium on Mediated Culture/Mediated Education

Michael Lee Wesch
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Professor Mike Wesch‘s visit on 5 April 2010 is a really big deal. Here are a few points of interest  for those interested in exploring his work before the symposium on Mediated Culture/Mediated Education

He is a profound thinker, and a genuinely nice person. His insights have important implications for our leaders in the field as well as our faculty and curriculum designers/developers here in the college

Here are some overviews of his work as prep

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NLlGopyXT_g&feature=channel a 5 minute overview of Web 2.0 a Must See!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-4CV05HyAbM&feature=channel a 5 minute riff on “Information Revolution”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hBmDgMFAZTI&feature=channel his 8 min speech at Carnegie Foundation accepting “Professor of the Year” award

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TPAO-lZ4_hU (55 min presentation from 2008 at Library of Congress: spellbinding)

(Note the power of YouTube to support preparing to learn)

his bio: http://ksuanth.weebly.com/wesch.html


Dubbed “the explainer” by Wired magazine, Michael Wesch is a cultural anthropologist exploring the effects of new media on society and culture. After two years studying the implications of writing on a remote indigenous culture in the rain forest of Papua New Guinea, he has turned his attention to the effects of social media and digital technology on global society. His videos on culture, technology, education, and information have been viewed by millions, translated in over 15 languages, and are frequently featured at international film festivals and major academic conferences worldwide. Wesch has won several major awards for his work, including a Wired Magazine Rave Award, the John Culkin Award for Outstanding Praxis in Media Ecology, and he was recently named an Emerging Explorer by National Geographic.  He has also won several teaching awards, including the 2008 CASE/Carnegie U.S. Professor of the Year for Doctoral and Research Universities.

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