Sunday, March 30, 2008

New TV Show

The Discovery Science Channel (in Ann Arbor, channel 42) recently came out with a great new series called "Download: The True History of the Internet". The show does a smart, entertaining job of asking you to think about the internet as a social phenomenon, especially in this web 2.0 moment. From an instructional standpoint, this series has fabulous potential to get the digital generation in college classrooms to reflect on their "everyday" experiences as remarkable, significant experiences. Aside from scheduling it on my DVR and finding a couple of brief clips online, I can't quite figure out how to access copies of the series to bring into the classroom, but, at this point, I'm hoping students with cable access will have enough interest to watch it on their own.