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Wikipedia, Umaluts, and Machines taking over

Jon Udell: Heavy Metal Umlaut

In the first video by Jon Udell we are introduced with the whole concept of wikipedia. This is interactive video shows how a single page in wikipedia is created and modified. Regarding cultural ideas, we can see how the web allows us to take back some of the things that others have written, and allow us to edit these items. A webpage like wikipedia allows us to built upon what was said before so that we are able to most accurately represent the concept. Finally, our culture and the web allow us to perfect a single idea so much so that it becomes readily available to anyone searching for that content.

Michael Wesch: The Machine is Us/ing Us

In this second video we are shown how we are the web. We are the ones adding stuff on the internet through blogs and such. It is us who on a daily basis click on links that take us to many other pages. We are shown that through HTML and XML different texts are transports from place to place, not defining the form but the content. I like how this video refers to blogs and how HTML and XML make blogs, just like the ones we use for this course, easily accessible and editable. I like how quick this video uses visuals and the content of what is being typed, in order to demonstrate what each of the conceptos presented are, further demonstrating creation and destruction within the web!