According to Wikipedia, “A manifesto is a written public declaration of the intentions, motives, or views of the issuer, be it an individual, group, political party or government. It is often political in nature, but may present an individual’s life stance.” The term manifesto has also been used in the field of art to profess one’s ideas about how art should be created or how it should exist.
Each student chose a “genre” or “category” of web video. They defined it, researched its history, and predicted its future. Ultimately they each wrote a manifesto, demanding how each genre video should be produced in the future.