Organizing Dialogue, Experience and Knowledge for Complex Problem-Solving

Articulate This!

by • May 12th, 2011

Four students discuss editing and scope decisions for final video projects that will show they have learned about the relationship between media and culture using theories from the discipline of Communication.

Watch the final videos: now named “What makes us normal” and “Do we have to be this way?”

Originally, boringly titled: Re-Solving Survival (Controlled Drowning?) and Controlled Drowning/Re-Solving Survival!

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DayGlow makes us normal

by • May 11th, 2011

behindtheyello5 summarizes the question explored by young people struggling to manage the glut of communication technology shaping the culture of their generation.

When does collective learning become collective intelligence?

This video is the result of undergraduate students living the question during a Communication course on Media and Culture at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Building from individual videos for the Visions of Students Today project by Michael Wesch, this video includes excerpts of TED Talk lectures, contemporary musicians, dancers and other intellectual artists depicting some of the social realities of media and culture relevant in 2011.

Watch the companion video, Controlled Drowning/Re-Solving Survival, aka “Do we have to be this way? (channeling passion)”

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Do we have to be this way?

by • May 10th, 2011

Recall Morpheus asking Neo, “What is the question?”

Translate from feature fiction film to real life.

Start with language.

Rephrase.

Do you (we) really “have to be this way”?

Remix.

What question stimulates that answer? What if we change the question?

This video explores the quest for survival by a generation overwhelmed by the glut of social media. What choices do they really have? What choices do you have? How — and who — will find the answer?

When does collective learning become collective intelligence?

This video is the result of undergraduate students living the question during a Communication course on Media and Culture at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Building from individual videos for the Visions of Students Today project by Michael Wesch, this video includes excerpts of TED Talk lectures, contemporary musicians, dancers and other intellectual artists depicting some of the social realities of media and culture relevant in 2011.

Watch the companion video, Re-Solving Survival (Controlled Drowning?), aka, “What makes us normal?”

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