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Eiron
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Sun Feb 04, 2007 5:20 pm Post

This would have been both on and off topic just about anywhere in the forum, but anyone interested in an innovative use of video to explain the evolution of writing and the web should check this out:

"Web 2.0 ... The Machine is Us/ing Us"

by Michael Wesch, an Assistant Professor of Cultural Anthropology at Kansas State University.

you will enjoy,

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Sun Feb 04, 2007 7:30 pm Post

Wow! That was powerful. Eiron, thanks for pointing us to these things. Food for thought, that one!!

Btw, I started my academic career in cultural anthropology. Interesting to see the directions it is taking!

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Eiron
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Sun Feb 04, 2007 7:41 pm Post

Part of me believes that any serious creative writer has to be part cultural anthropologist.

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Sun Feb 04, 2007 8:38 pm Post

Very, very cool, Eiron. Thanks for this.

Tim

PS Which part of you?
In theory, there's no difference
between theory and practice.
In practice, there is.

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Sun Feb 04, 2007 8:42 pm Post

The part the other parts make fun of for being such a pseudo-intellectual git. :)

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Sun Feb 04, 2007 8:44 pm Post

Big LOL :lol:
In theory, there's no difference
between theory and practice.
In practice, there is.


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Sun Feb 04, 2007 10:43 pm Post

Eiron wrote:The part the other parts make fun of for being such a pseudo-intellectual git. :)



Hahahaha! :lol:
Inspiration is for amateurs...the rest of us just show up.
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