Also, Claude is working hard making a transcribed video available on Mojiti. See the work (in progress) here below:
Complete transcript below
Web 2.0 … The Machine is Us/ing Us
[time codes in square brackets]
Text is linear
Text is unilinear
Text is often said to be unilinear
Text is unilinear
when written on paper
Digital text is is different
Digital text is is more flexible
Digital text is is moveable
Digital text is is above all … hyper.
Digital hypertext is above all ….
hypertext is above all ….
hypertext can link
or here …
Take me Back
Oct 17, 1996
Most early websites were written in HTML
HTML was designed to define the structure of a web document
<p> is a structural element referring to “paragraph”
<LI> is also a structural element referring to “List Item”
As HTML expanded, more elements were added.
Including sylistic elements like <b> for bold and <i> for italics
Such elements definded how content would be formatted.
In other words, form and content became inseparable in HTML
Digital Text can do better.
Form and content can be separated.
XML was designed to do just that.
<title> does not define the form. It defines the content.
Same with <link>
and virtually all other elements in this document.
They describe the content, not the form.
So the data can be exported,
free of formatting constraints.
With form seperated from content, users did not need to know complicated code to upload content to the web
(I’m feeling Lucky)
Create a blog
Blog title: Beyond etext
Posted by Professor Wesch at 8:14
There’s a blog born every half second
and it’s not just text …
Created by you
XML facilitates automated data exchange
two sites can “mash” data together
Who will organize all of this data?
XML + U & Me create a database-backed web
a database-backed web is different
the web is different
we are the web (I’m Feeling Lucky)
We are the web
When we post and then tag pictures
we are teaching the Machine
Each time we forge a link
we teach it an idea.
Think of the 100 billion times per day humans click on a web page
teaching the Machine
The machine is us
Digital text is no longer just linking information …
Hypertext is no longer just linking information …
The Web is no longer just linking information …
The Web is linking people …
Web 2.0 is linking people …
… people sharing, trading, and collaborating…
Edit this page…
You can edit this page
We’ll need to rethink a few things …
We’ll need to rethink copyright
We’ll need to rethink authorship
We’ll need to rethink identity
We’ll need to rethink ethics
We’ll need to rethink aesthetics
We’ll need to rethink rhetorics
We’ll need to rethink governance
We’ll need to rethink privacy
We’ll need to rethink commerce
We’ll need to rethink love
We’ll need to rethink family
We’ll need to rethink ourselves.
Assistant Professor of Cultural Anthropology
Kansas State University
Music by D E U S
There’s Nothing impossible