Web 2.0 Video: Just Text or Rethink Our Future?

Must see Michael Wesch of Kansas University released a brilliant video on the possibilities of the web.

It’s a fantastic intro and eyeopener, and it makes me wonder, if it would be relevant to use at work with clients to give a short intro (because it contains a lot of things I may take for granted that people know).

Originally posted on YouTube. A higher quality version is available from Mojiti (with comments from viewers, actually). Michael Wesch encourages anybody to add comments on the Mojiti site.

In my search for a complete transcript, i stumbled upon a short resume of the final sentences of the movie:

At the end of the video, it points out that we have to rethink about a couple of things, many which i have been thinking about quite a bit as Web 2.0 is embedded into the enterprise-like issues of copyright, authorship, ethics, governance and privacy among others. The full list that professor Wesch lists as things we need to ‘rethink’ about is:

  • copyright
  • authorship
  • identity
  • ethics
  • aesthetics
  • rhetoric
  • governance
  • privacy
  • commerce
  • love
  • family
  • ourselves

Could anybody point me to a full transcript of this video?

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8 Responses to “Web 2.0 Video: Just Text or Rethink Our Future?”

  1. Sune Jakobsen Says:

    En lille rettelse… det er ikke Michael Welsch der har lavet og publiceret videoen, men derimod en sammenslutning af studerende fra Kansas University (på et fakultet ledet af Michael Welsch). Gruppen kalder sig “Digital Ethnography”… http://webtouch.dk/genial-fortolkning-af-web-20

  2. justaddwater.dk | User Generated Comments in Videos Says:

    […] Mojiti’s ability to add comments to video content has impressed me. I must say that got completely carried away and wanted to know more about one of the articles used in Mike Wesch’s video “The Machine is us/using us” that I noted yesterday. Luckily somebody already put a comment with a reference to the article, which, it turns out is a 2005 article from Wired. […]

  3. Claude Almansi Says:

    Hi Jesper

    I hope you find this full transcript: I’d be interested too. But if none is available, you could start a new set of spots on the Mojiti file , so several people could work together on the transcript. (I’ve opened a set of spots for a kind of Italian captioning of the video in http://mojiti.com/kan/2024/3388, and it’s really easier with Mojita than with other softwares dedicated to proper captioning/subtitling).



  4. Jesper Rønn-Jensen Says:


    if you’re interested, I have a faster proposal. We can probably get it done in 10 minutes if we work closely together.

    My suggestion is to use Google Docs, where you can simultaneously edit in the same document.

    Interested in helping? Mail me now at 42jesperrr42@gmail.com (without the digits).

    Claude, I’ll send you an email invite right away!


  5. justaddwater.dk | Web 2.0 video: Complete Transcript Says:

    […] With the help and encouragement of Claude Almansi, I have now transcribed the web 2.0 video “We are the web” (my notes from yesterday). Full text transcript available right here below. […]

  6. Claude Almansi Says:

    Hi Jesper

    I had subscribed to these comments – and yours with the offer to work on Google Docs did arrive, but several hours after we had finished doing the transcript as you proposed. Mysteries of e-communication :D

  7. Thomas Baekdal Says:

    Nice video – and thanks for the transcript – nice work guys!

  8. Dejan Petrovic Says:

    You must also see this video… check it out: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xj8ZadKgdC0