A great 'experiment' to see if yoiu are any good at detecting false information. This will take you 30 minutes to rethink documentaries for the rest of you life. I think it is a good investment.
Ken Morrison's insight:
Ken't Key Takeaway:
This is an effective documentary about how easy it is to deceive people. Many of the things were not new to me, but I loved the twist at the end. Well Done! I like how they used recent documentaries as the case studies.
Dr. Richard Clark once said something very similar to "bringing media into the classroom doesn't change learning any more than a grocery truck changes people's diets by simply delivering fruit to the store" This 70-minute interview will help you know about this giant in the educational communications technology field.
This two-hour discussion goes by quickly. Learn from insiders from Russia, Asia, US and Poland about what it takes to mislead the masses.
This panel, which took place at the New York Public Library, features three journalists and scholars - Konstanty Gebert, Masha Gessen and Jack Miles - who are joined by philanthropist George Soros, and moderator Orville Schell.
Wow. I really want to see this. I was also happy to see/hear Howard Rheingold in this film preview. I took a course from him last year.
Tiffany Shlain, founder of the Webby Awards, talks about today's interconnected society at The Economist's Ideas Economy: Information 2012 event in San Francisco. I wanted to bring this to your attention because what she is speaking about concerns all of us
What does it mean to live in a connected world? How is it changing us, our culture and the planet?
Her film "Connected" is a must see! It's thought provoking and captures the essence of the experience, the anxiety, overwhelm, mystery, commonality, rapture, looks at the potential and wonder of what innovation, knowledge, discovery lies ahead.
"Go as far as you can see and when you get there. you'll be able to see even farther"
Selected by Jan Gordon covering "Exploring Change and Ongoing Discussions"
Don't forget your roots. Google sees the value in learning from some of the retired giants of the advertising world. They invited some of these great minds to NYC and talked to them about how to combine the best of traditional advertising with the possibilities of new meda.
In this one-hour documentary you will learn from some of the minds that created advertising that we could not get out of our mind no matter how hard we tried!
George Gerbner's theories and interviews are featured in this documentary that takes a close look at the (unproven) theory that watching more violent media causes to violence in real life. The documentary discusses that a more
Dubbed “the explainer” by popular geek publication Wired because of his viral YouTube video that summarizes Web 2.0 in under five minutes, cultural anthropologist Michael Wesch brought his Web 2.0 wisdom to the University of Manitoba on June 17 (see video above).
During his presentation, the Kansas State University professor breaks down his attempts to integrate Facebook, Netvibes, Diigo, Google Apps, Jott, Twitter, and other emerging technologies to create an education portal of the future.
“It’s basically an ongoing experiment to create a portal for me and my students to work online,” he explains. “We tried every social media application you can think of. Some worked, some didn’t.”
Digital media have influenced almost every aspect of our lives -- how we work, study, spend leisure time, interact with others and understand the world. Their impact is so huge that we can hardly imagine our lives without these media anymore.