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Digital Humanities Talk: Contextualizing YouTube Video Comments

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This event is open to:
Faculty, Teaching Academic Staff, Non-Teaching Academic Staff, Graduate Research Assistants, Graduate Teaching Assistants

Date: Thursday, October 10, 2013
Time: 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Location: East Wing, Golda Meir Library, Second Floor east

Presenter: Marc Tasman

"12-year-old Computer Genius from 1984: Contextualizing YouTube Video Comments as a Corpora of Text on Internet Culture," Marc Tasman (Journalism, Advertising and Media Studies, UWM): In 1984, when Marc Tasman was 12 years old, he won a computer programming contest and local television produced a short news story about the "computer whiz kid." The archived footage of this 29 year old story has been on YouTube for less than four years, but has accumulated over 6000 comments. It is from these user comments that Tasman will try to construct meaning, and narrative about how people understand computer mediated communication in a proto-digital networked world.

For more information or to request special accommodations, contact: Matthew Russell, (414) 229-5764 .

 


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