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Origins of this content
I began speaking publicly about LFYT in 2007, always to academics, but in a variety of disciplines (media studies, rhetoric, communications, art, library science, digital humanities). I attempted to push my public speaking about the course and YouTube in ways that mimic the formal provocations of the course and YouTube. Thus, I performed some or all of my critique of YouTube on YouTube and in its vernaculars. This video was for a talk I gave about the writing and publishing challenges of this project at UC Santa Cruz.
Nicholas Carr blogs: "pundits have, for about two centuries now, been eagerly proclaiming the imminent death of the book. And, over and over again, they've been proven wrong. Today's book lovers may take comfort from that fact, but they probably shouldn't." [cit]

This publication (LFYT) has been supported by a Mellon grant, Scholarly Publishing Initiatives, that evidences a growing concern, and related inventive efforts, about academic publishing given new technologies. See, for example, Hacking the Academy: A Book Crowdsourced in one Week, and also, MediaCommons, which does "not simply shift the locus of publishing from print to screen, but will actually transform what it means to 'publish,' allowing the author, the publisher, and the reader all to make the process of such discourse just as visible as its product. In so doing, new communities will be able to get involved in academic discourse, and new processes and products will emerge, leading to new forms of digital scholarship and pedagogy."[cit]
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"Conclusion for my UCSC Talk," by mediapraxisme