Michael Wesch: The World Remixed – How New Media is Changing Our World
Cultural anthropologist will discuss the consequences of new media and the importance of digital literacy, and give a live demo. Followed by a conversation moderated by Lynda Weinman.
When: Tuesday, April 24, 2012, 8 p.m.
Where: UCSB Campbell Hall, 574 Mesa Rd., Santa Barbara
Age limit: Not available
“The more individualistic we become, the more we crave community.” – Michael Wesch
It took thousands of years for the printing press to emerge and a few centuries more until the telegraph was invented. Now new modes of communication arise nearly every time someone creates a web app like Twitter or Flickr. Dubbed “the explainer” by Wired magazine, Michael Wesch is a cultural anthropologist exploring the effects of new media on society and culture. His videos on culture, technology and education include the YouTube sensation, “An Anthropological Introduction to YouTube.” Wesch will discuss the consequences of new media and the importance of digital literacy and give a live demo.
Post-lecture conversation moderated by Lynda Weinman of lynda.com. Books will be available for purchase and signing. Part of the INNOVATION MATTERS series
Generously supported by the Beth Chamberlin Endowment for Cultural Understanding
Event posted March 20, 2012
Last updated March 20, 2012