Michael Wesch on Ted: From Knowledgeable to Knowledge-able

Dubbed “the explainer” by Wired magazine, Michael Wesch is a cultural anthropologist exploring the impact of new media on society and culture. After two years studying the impact of writing on a remote indigenous culture in the rain forest of Papua New Guinea, he has turned his attention to the effects of social media and digital technology on global society.

In his TEDx talk “Knowledgeable to Knowledge-Able”, Wesch argues that we live in a present where it is no longer enough to simply be knowledgeable. In other words, knowing a bunch of stuff is not as important today as being able to actively and critically locate and handle strategic knowledge.

Check it out and tell us what you think!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *