Thursday, August 1, 2013

Dialogue M for Media Ecology

So, my friend Corey Anton is a big time YouTuber, with over 600 videos on his channel!  And recently, we decided to record a Skype dialogue, which he then posted to YouTube:

The video is over an hour long, starting out to be a discussion of what we mean by media ecology, but soon wandering all over the place. Whether it's worth watching in its entirety or in part I leave up to you, but I can just hear Neil Postman saying, Lance, don't you have better things to do with your time? 

And even if having an intellectual conversation with a colleague isn't a bad way to spend an hour of my time, listening to it may not be the best use of your own time. I guess you'll have to decide for yourself. I should add that time is a topic that comes up, and we also bring up whether the video has any value towards the end of the dialogue.

If you look at it over on YouTube, you'll see a whole bunch of comments.  I like Mike Plugh's remark that if nothing else, it gives you a sense of media ecology as a language in its own right, about how to talk media ecology, and do so fluently.  ¿Habla ecología de los medios?