Tagesarchiv: August 21, 2008

Anthropological introduction to YouTube

Mike Wesh and his digital anthropology working group at Kansas State University have taken the dense description to a new level. We learn about numa luma, the impact of first movers, participatory observation, the context collapse, re-cognition, mediated self-awareness and self-reflection, gaming the system, the shift of identity with a webcam and the consequences of collaborative social production.