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Describe the past impact of information technology on various aspects of society

  • Video explains the world's most important 6-sec drum loop - This fascinating, brilliant 20-minute video narrates the history of the "Amen Break," a six-second drum sample from the b-side of a chart-topping single from 1969. This sample was used extensively in early hiphop and sample-based music, and became the basis for drum-and-bass and jungle music -- a six-second clip that spawned several entire subcultures. Nate Harrison's 2004 video is a meditation on the ownership of culture, the nature of art and creativity, and the history of a remarkable music clip.
  • Early Film, Early Internet, Early Days, Network Learning - This little film offers us a chance to reflect on our own adoptions of another new medium more than 100 years later!
  • Le Grand Content - A Film by Clemens Kogler together with Karo Szmit. Voice by Andre Tschinder.

Discuss the future implications of information technology on various aspects of society

  • Fair(y) Tale - a video satire of copyright in terms of the digital age
  • Internet Porn - a video looking at the statistical data of pornography on the Internet
  • The Machine is Us/ing Us (Final Version) - Video explaining "Web 2.0" in just under 5 minutes.
  • Master Plan - About the power of Google - Video presenting an analysis of Google
  • 2014 EPIC, by Google - Video, in the 2014, New York Times has gone offline.
  • In My Language - The first part is in my "native language," and then the second part provides a translation, or at least an explanation. This is n The first part is in my "native language," and then the second part provides a translation, or at least an explanation. This is not a look-at-the-autie gawking freakshow as much as it is a statement about what gets considered thought, intelligence, personhood, language, and communication, and what does not.
  • Second Life: Get One - Second Life developer Linden Lab has chosen Second Life: Get One, as the best-of-show winner in the 2006 Second Life movie traile Second Life developer Linden Lab has chosen Second Life: Get One, as the best-of-show winner in the 2006 Second Life movie trailer contest. Entered in the action/adventure category and competing with entries submitted from around the world, Second Life: Get One excelled in all judging criteria: creativity, originality, quality of visual execution, narrative and soundtrack, editing technique, and highlighting of new in-world features.

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