This is the video I showed at the end of my presentation at AOIR this year. I think it’s a good video as:
- it is seemingly a home made recording of a video uploaded to the ‘closed’ in game SingStar online community, and then reposted on YouTube, and thus shows how users are willing to innovate at the local level,
- the use of a dog as the main performer draws from YouTube culture (and TV shows before it like ‘animals do the craziest things’) and in doing so, goes beyond ‘typical’ SingStar performances. I’ve only seen these emerge since the PS3 in game community was launched in December 2007,
- points 1 and 2 provide good evidence of a challenge to the slightly deterministic pronouncements of Jonathan Zittrain regarding a lack of generativity of certain new ICTs.