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Author Topic: The Machine Is US  (Read 9121 times)

Edvard

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The Machine Is US
« on: February 13, 2007, 12:52:35 PM »
Anthropologist's take on the Web, 2.0 in particular.
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Web 2.0 in just under 5 minutes.



from ETTF.net

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Re: The Machine Is US
« Reply #1 on: February 13, 2007, 07:40:37 PM »
pretty cool stuff.

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Re: The Machine Is US
« Reply #2 on: February 14, 2007, 04:55:35 PM »
Amazing movie!
I loved it!!!
 :Thmbsup: :Thmbsup: :Thmbsup: :Thmbsup:
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Re: The Machine Is US
« Reply #3 on: February 14, 2007, 06:32:13 PM »
Edvard, Great Find! This is incredible. Both an incredible concept and incredibly well executed. Mouser! I demand you blog this!  8)

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Re: The Machine Is US
« Reply #4 on: February 14, 2007, 11:00:59 PM »
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Mouser! I demand you blog this!

done.

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Re: The Machine Is US
« Reply #5 on: February 15, 2007, 06:48:20 AM »
 :Thmbsup: Thanks. I hope it attracts attention. It may seen cheesy and overblown to say that as the Internet improves, and society's use of it matures, the world will change forever, but it will elicit a "duh!" in 10 to 15 years in the future when it is a well understood fact of history. We are lucky to be at the cutting edge of a historical global change in how the World's population perceives itself and each individual is given the opportunity to participate in a way never yet seen and only infrequently imagined.

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Re: The Machine Is US
« Reply #6 on: February 15, 2007, 03:52:04 PM »
Ok, seen it 3 times already and it doesn't stop to amaze me. Cool post!  :Thmbsup:

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Re: The Machine Is US
« Reply #7 on: February 20, 2007, 07:32:16 AM »
I am a little behind in reading forum posts lately, and I wasn't supposed to get to this one for about 2 more pages of unread posts.

I actually spotted this one on tinjaw's blog, before here...and jumped ahead of myself just to seek out this post to reply.

I actually have a lot to say about it...maybe too much to put here....so I made a post to my blog about it. (please excuse the self-promotion)

Besides...that gives me a chance to share this video with more people.  :)

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Re: The Machine Is US
« Reply #8 on: February 20, 2007, 12:22:42 PM »
How come i didn't know about tinjaw's blog! :huh:

fun reading.  we really do havve to put together a page with links to all blogs written by dc members.

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Re: The Machine Is US
« Reply #9 on: February 20, 2007, 01:06:41 PM »
I use to have a blog, but then the guys at Eponym.com decided to go bling-bling and make me pay for their previously free services :( They had awesome editing (full HTML + CSS editing) and now I can't find a good free blogging site anymore...
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Re: The Machine Is US
« Reply #10 on: February 20, 2007, 02:16:41 PM »
WOW! Thanks Edvard, what a fantastic find.
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Re: The Machine Is US
« Reply #11 on: February 21, 2007, 01:35:46 AM »
I've watched it several more times and am still blown away. Marshall McLuhan would have loved this!
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Re: The Machine Is US
« Reply #12 on: February 21, 2007, 03:51:52 AM »
I finally got around to watching it. Decent enough, but I don't see the wow factor, and I think the ending is a bit overdramatic (even if basically right). And it does show, cut to the bone, important advances in web technology during time :)
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Re: The Machine Is US
« Reply #13 on: February 21, 2007, 07:28:07 AM »
*tinjaw Googles Marshall McLuhan.

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Re: The Machine Is US
« Reply #14 on: February 21, 2007, 11:58:55 AM »
tinjaw, the Marshall McLuhan connection may be a stretch... But I immediately thought of his famous remark that "the medium is the message". f0dder, I can only say that the WOW factor for me came in because I teach intro cultural anthropology at a college and was blown away by what I perceived to be a highly effective way of contextualizing the information for students. Brilliant.
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Re: The Machine Is US
« Reply #15 on: February 21, 2007, 01:45:00 PM »
... and was blown away by what I perceived to be a highly effective way of contextualizing the information for students. Brilliant.

I agree with f0dder about a missing wOw factor - in fact it was a bit of a disappointment. BUT, I agree with Darwin about the way the information is presented. That's indeed brilliant and most appreciated if it's in your line of work.
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Re: The Machine Is US
« Reply #16 on: February 21, 2007, 01:59:56 PM »
i was holding my tongue but i'm joining the non wow factor side. perhaps i need to look again.

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Re: The Machine Is US
« Reply #17 on: February 21, 2007, 03:29:20 PM »
I used to read McLuhan, Chomsky, Mander, et al. and yah, I'd say it's a stretch.
But the one thing that makes this compelling is as app said in her blog, (paraphrasing...) It's the people on the other end of the cat-5 that make it important.
The medium is simply the facilitator for the connections made.
The ham radio folks have gotten a taste of this kind of thing for years, and now it's available in full to everyone with a computer (thank you Intel and Microsoft) and a wire to get past your own four walls (thank you Edison Bell) and that is what is so amazing.
Not the fancy graphics, not the catchy buzzwords, but the connections possible between so many cultures and peoples and the information to feed their interactions is what is boggling.

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Re: The Machine Is US
« Reply #18 on: February 21, 2007, 05:26:40 PM »
very true. now i see.

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Re: The Machine Is US
« Reply #19 on: May 22, 2013, 08:39:18 PM »
Thought I'd resurrect this post with a relevant and very cool video about the incredible machines we are:



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Re: The Machine Is US
« Reply #20 on: May 23, 2013, 09:08:19 AM »
Cool vids, both of them. Thanks, Edvard.