RECORDINGS: Full Elluminate Recording: https://sas.elluminate.com/p.jnlp?psid=2009-05-26.1529.M.ACE02B5F35AA7E7975F015AAC6F794.vcr Audio: http://audio.edtechlive.com/foe/michaelwesch.mp3 Portable Video: http://audio.edtechlive.com/foe/michaelwesch.mp4 Chat Log: http://audio.edtechlive.com/foe/michaelwesch.rtf Dubbed the explainer by Wired magazine, Michael Wesch is a cultural anthropologist exploring the impact of new media on society and culture. After two years studying the impact of writing on a remote indigenous culture in the rain forest of Papua New Guinea, he has turned his attention to the effects of social media and digital technology on global society. His videos on culture, technology, education, and information have been viewed by millions, translated in over 15 languages, and are frequently featured at international film festivals and major academic conferences worldwide. Wesch has won several major awards for his work, including a Wired Magazine Rave Award, the John Culkin Award for Outstanding Praxis in Media Ecology, and he was recently named an Emerging Explorer by National Geographic. He has also won several teaching awards, including the 2008 CASE/Carnegie U.S. Professor of the Year for Doctoral and Research Universities. Professor Wesch's YouTube channel is at http://www.youtube.com/user/mwesch, and includes links to the following important videos: The Machine is Us/ing Us, A Vision of Students Today, A Portal to Media Literacy, Information R/evolution, An anthropological introduction to YouTube. He blogs at http://mediatedcultures.net/ksudigg, and his own list of full links is at http://ksuanth.weebly.com/wesch.html. Date: Tuesday, May 26th, 2009 Time: 5pm Pacific / 8pm Eastern / 12am GMT (next day) (international times here) Location: In Elluminate. Log in at http://tinyurl.com/learncentral-tv. The Elluminate room will be open up to 30 minutes before the event if you want to come in early. To make sure that your computer is configured for Elluminate, please visit http://www.elluminate.com/support.