I'm hijacking one of my older postings for this update: researchers at the Annanberg Center for Communication are conducting a survey and seeking interview volunteers to describe their experiences relating to anime music videos (AMVs). I think it's pretty important to conduct this kind of research and I hope lots of people participate. The survey is online. My older posting, about Lawrence Lessig's comments on AMVs, is below; I first spotted this item in his Web log.
It's always nice to see people and communities I like connecting with each other. Lawrence Lessig, for instance, seems to be a big fan of anime music videos. I already wrote about his using them as an example in a talk, back in September 2005; now he's written a complimentary article for FT describing them as the cutting edge of the "read-write Internet". See also his Web log entry about it.