Friday, July 06, 2007

Digital Ethnography: World Simulation Video

(Courtesy of Interference)

World Simulation Video
by Prof Wesch
Digital Ethnography

After viewing the teaser I posted to YouTube, several people have requested a look at a full World Simulation video, so I posted the full 22 minute video from this past Spring semester. For those who are unfamiliar with the world simulation, it is a massive experiment in education created for (and by) my Introduction to Cultural Anthropology class at Kansas State University. Each semester I teach 200-400 students. They are divided into 14-20 groups and asked to create their own realistic cultures. We then work together to create the parameters that will allow us to simulate the past 600 years of world history, from colonization to corporate globalization, all in the span of 75-100 minutes. This video was created in a mad weekend of video-editing. We watch the video together and then discuss what worked, what didn’t, and why, and then we reflect on how the world works, our role within it, and how we can live in ways that create a better world.

To See the Videos of the Course Projects


Introducing Our You Tube Ethnography Project

World Simulation: Part One--Constructing the World

World Simulation Part Two: The Basics

Web 2.0 ... The Machine is Us/ing Us


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