Wired — The Machine

In the recent edition of Wired Magazine, there is a feature on some pioneers in the world of technology and Michael Welch is honored there as “The Explainer” for the video he produced about the information circuitry of the Web 2.0 World called The Machine is Us/ing Us (which now has more than 2 million views on YouTube). The article explains that as Michael “struggled to define concepts like hypertext, tagging, mashups and wikis, he had an epiphany … He needed to use the tools of Web 2.0 to explain Web 2.0.”

When the video was first posted, a colleague in the National Writing Project transcribed the words of the video, and then I wrote and podcast a “found poem” of Michael’s work (with his permission).

Here is that podcast and poem.

Peace (with investigation),

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