Retrieved from: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HNyksYKniJY
Clay Shirky – the distant man on the stage -makes some valid points based around the premise that knowledge networking is based on having a common interest and working with like-minded people. Of necessity, the incorporation of finding like minded people, connecting with them and following their interests, forms part of this process.
3.00 mins into the film Shirky states that when previously impossible problems become trivial, they become unimportant. Does teaching fit this description??
5 mins into the film he surmises that networking is the difference.
27.21 into the film he also comments that anyone with a large collection of books can now start to build upon it. Shared investigation and work = power.
This was a most disconcerting method of sharing Shirky’s presentation and did little justice to his delivery. Actually sitting where this person was located in the audience would have been bad enough for attendees – for a virtual audience member is was incredibly irritating.
A good example of how not to create a digital artefact!