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News: Distinguished Cultural Anthropologist Michael Wesch To Speak At PCC

Michael Wesch

Pasadena, Calif., - Dubbed "the explainer" by Wired magazine, Michael Wesch, studies the effects of social media and digital technology on global society. His videos on culture, technology, education and information have been viewed by millions, translated in more than 15 languages and are frequently featured at international film festivals and major academic conferences worldwide.

What:        “The End of Wonder In The Age of Whatever”

Who:         Cultural Anthropologist Michael Wesch

When:        Friday, April 25, 2014, 9:00am – 11:00am

Where:       Westerbeck Hall

                 Pasadena City College Center for the Arts

Why:          Wesch launched the Digital Ethnography Working Group, a team of   undergraduates exploring human uses of digital technology.   A digital phenomenon, Wesch has created several short video’s, "The Machine is Us/ing Us," released on YouTube Jan. 31, 2007, receiving 12 million views, followed by "A Vision of Students Today," a short video exploring the state of higher education today. Wesch also led undergraduate students in a three-year study of YouTube culture. The resulting video has now been viewed more than 1 million times and was called "a phenomenon" by the New York Times.

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Release Date: 04/23/2014
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