McLuhan - Global Village
This video is so cheesy and funny but it is not lacking in information and McLuhan insight.
New media conducive to fostering participation can indeed increase the freedoms Clinton outlined, just as the printing press, the postal service, the telegraph and the telephone did before. One complaint about the idea of new media as a political force is that most people simply use these tools for commerce, social life, or self-distraction, but this is common to all forms of media. Far more people in the 1500s were reading erotic novels than Martin Luther’s “Ninety-five Theses,” and far more people before the American Revolution were reading Poor Richard’s Almanack than the work of the Committees of Correspondence. But those political works still had an enormous political effect.
Access to information is far less important, politically, than access to conversation.
Clay Shirky, “The Political Power of Social Media”
Pixel Painting – Jinhwan Kim counters the motion of a series of videos displaying sections of Akzidenz Grotesk type in beautiful long-exposure typography experiment, inspired by BERG’s iPad light painting.
“ We are forever students of new media. While we learn through everything we read and practice, we should never strive to master something that evolves much faster than our ability to fully grasp its lessons, benefits, insights, and pitfalls. In the process, we learn a bit more about ourselves and our true potential.
Engage: The Complete Guide for Brands and Businesses to Build, Cultivate and Measure Success in the New Web. - Brian Solis
(via Scott Belsky)
Oh my!!! It’s pretty, I can favourite things and I can share things via fb and twitter. The iPhone news app I’ve been waiting for :D
Media Revolution Video
from Super Joey
Great social media revolution video that I’ve seen WAY too many times but it really sums up just how much social media has shifted our society.
It’s filled with fun facts and epic info.
Check it out!