Thursday, January 14, 2010

Cool Thing: Article by Tara Brabazon in Time Higher Education

Tara Brabazon: YouTube has merit, but enough already of cat videos

2 December 2009

"After scanning YouTube at the conclusion of the conference, it became clear that the suited scholar was true to his word. Every lecture delivered in the past three years had been recorded and uploaded. The value of the sessions was dubious. Watching academics lecture is as exciting as changing the time on a microwave oven....

"In logging these silences and absences in the read-write web, the third great use of YouTube for academics is as an intellectual repository, a visual archive for precious and rare scholarly moments. Five examples convey this value.

More at
http://www.timeshighereducation.co.uk/story.asp?sectioncode=26&storycode=409416&c=1

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