Category Archives: Media

Visions of Students Today – Digital Ethnography


A video collage created by students under Michael Wesch and his Digital Ethnography Research Team called Visions of Students Today can be viewed at this link. It is fascinating to watch and it is interactive. To hear each student’s vision, click directly on the thumbnail of each student’s video.

… the basic idea is to create a 3 minute video highlighting the most important characteristics of students today – how they learn, what they need to learn, their goals, hopes, dreams, what their lives will be like, and what kinds of changes they will experience in their lifetime. We already know some things from previous research (and if you know of any interesting statistics, please list them along with the source). Others we will need to find out by doing a class survey. Please add whatever you want to know or present.

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Francis Ford Coppola Predicts Youtube


The Next Generation of Digital Books


I had the opportunity to interact with Our Choice, the first book by Push Pop Press. I was too busy blowing, pushing, squeezing to learn anything, truly a mesmerizing experience. This book is a portal into Alice in Wonderland, full of pages folding into dazzling  interactive infographics and maps, video and photographs.  Push Pop Press will change the way we read books with their interactive app. Software developer Mike Matas gives a talk on TED about their first full-length interactive book for the iPad. It works on both the iPhone and  the iPad. It sells for $9.99.

Mike Matas: TED A next-generation digital book                                 View in iTunes