Monday, February 16, 2009

Can we add to each other's understanding throught text?

Traditional text in it ‘self is limited however that is when we think in linear terms. When text is digital it becomes flexible, movable and can be hyperlinked to tie ideas and places together. In an online environment we can use pictures symbols and colour to express complex ideas and emotions. It is also possible to add voice and video.
Here is a video that explains some of my thinking:

The Machine is Us/ing Us

The creator of this video has gone on to explore ethnography in the culture of YouTube. Here is a link to some of his work.
Michael Wesch: Toward an Ethnography of YouTube

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