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History of the Web: Video

This history of the web (all in 4 mins 33) video is interesting and quite well done. It was put together by an anthropology academic whose feelings on the impact of the transformations wrought by technology (we are the machine, web 2.0) also sneak in.

Currently I’m writing up a chapter on the use of virtual space in justice movements, so that may go towards explaining 3 consecutive posts on web-related topics. I also have a post-in-progress on Gaza, with so much happening on a day to day basis there. Its certainly a challenge staying focused on one intensive writing project while you’re a political junkie on so many other topics. Enjoy the video.

4 comments on “History of the Web: Video

  1. Ben Heine
    25 June, 2007

    Thanks for the video Ann.
    Really well done

  2. peoplesgeography
    25 June, 2007

    Thanks Ben, it was a good find and kudos to the creator. (Wish I had anything near those video editing skills)!

  3. Tartan
    25 June, 2007

    Ive been doing a bit of research into social movements and the internet too. Perhaps you’ll find these links useful. Im sure theres more on my delicious if you do some digging :)

  4. peoplesgeography
    25 June, 2007

    Great stuff! Thanks very much, Tartan. I’ll pass on links along the same lines at some point if interested, if you haven’t already come across them. Good to hear you’re doing research in this area.

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This entry was posted on 21 June, 2007 by in Digital Commons, Hegemon-watch, ICT, IT, Video.

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