More on Media and Society

In keeping with some of the thoughts raised in last year’s OK-ACRL conference on how the Web/Web 2.0/the Internet have affected our society, here’s an interesting clip featuring a talk given by Clay Shirky, internet consultant (to LC and the BBC, among many other big clients) and an author and frequent speaker on Internet culture. Having been a Victorian literature person in my pre-librarian life, I find his discussion of how gin played a key role in the Industrial Revolution to be a very insightful comment, and his ideas about contemporary media and interactive media give us something for us to think about as we continue to transform the library from a center for pushing out static media to a center for sharing and producing dynamic media.

http://blip.tv/file/855937/

1 Comment on More on Media and Society

  1. no more tv for me!

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