Michael Wesch is a cultural anthropologist exploring the effects of new media on society and culture. He spoke to a group at the Playhouse Theatre:
"I think we are really doing a disservice to them at the moment. I believe very strongly in students being able to read and write very well but I think we need to expand what we mean by reading and writing to include these new media forms. And we need a level of media literacy that includes a sophistication about how to use what media form, when, why and also when to shut it all and to have a moment to really think through it all properly."