Like the Slave/Master dialectic, but obscured by a rhetoric of democracy and real changes in access, the owners of YouTube get everything they need from their users. These videos made for the class "Learning from YouTube," think through how the user well serves the owner of YouTube, and what the user gets from her service. Hit Playall to watch the show!
Take the 25 minute tour by clicking PLAY ALL, you'll see what we learned about the nature of YouTube as an easy delivery system for entertainment defined by distraction, hunger, humor, self-reflexivity to YouTube and its mainstream content, and viewing and thinking practices that avoids the meaningful in favor of the immediate. We end by considering how this will effect politics. Add your comments or videos to the tour.
videos made for the Fall 2012 class