I’ve just been reminded of this video in an article I’m reading.
It’s one of the first videos we show the (mostly) first-year students in the unit I teach. It’s really interesting to watch it now, I think, in a “look how far we’ve come” kind of way. I research the Internet for a (pseudo) living, and the speed with which it evolves still blows my mind on the reg.
The guy who made it, Michael Wesch, is a cultural anthropologist who does some really interesting stuff in digital ethnography, which is right up my alley (of course). I’d definitely recommend having a read of his blog if you’re at all interested that kinda thing.