Too Big To Know: Rethinking Knowledge Now That the Facts Aren't the Facts, Experts Are Everywhere, and the Smartest Person in the Room Is the Room
David Weinberger, Ph.D., Senior Researcher, Berkman Center for the Internet & Society, Harvard University
Host: David Inge
There was a time when knowledge rested in a small number of places. Today, there is more to know, and more places to find it than ever before. But has that made us smarter, or just more confused? Our guest will be David Weinberger from Harvard University’s Berkman Center for the Internet and Society. His book "Too Big to Know" looks at the ways that the Internet has made the world messier, but also richer in information. It’s an opportunity, he says, for us to become smarter than ever.
This is a repeat broadcast from Friday, January 13, 2012, 10 am
UC2B Broadband Internet Access for the Citizens of Champaign/Urbana
With Jon Gant, Ph.D. (Associate Professor, Graduate School of Library and Information Science, University of Illinois; Director for UC2B Canvassing Operations), and , and LaEisha Meaderds (Project Coordinator, Graduate School of Library and Information Science, UC2B Canvassing Operations, University of Illinois), and , and Deb Feinen, J.D. ( At Large Council Member from the City of Champaign, Chair of UC2B Policy Board ), and , and Brandon Bowersox-Johnson (Urbana City Council, Ward 4; Vice Chair, UC2B Policy Board)
With Tim Wu, J.D. (Professor of Law, Columbia Law School, Columbia University; Author; Policy Advocate)
With Richard R. John, Ph.D. (Professor of Journalism, Graduate School of Journalism School, Columbia University)
With Milton Mueller (Professor at Syracuse University School of Information Studies and Director int the School's Graduate Program in Telecommunications and Network Management)
With Jeff Hawkins (Computer Architect and founder of Palm Computing and Handspring)
Linda Simon, professor of English at Skidmore College
David Owen, staff writer at The New Yorker
With Ben Bagdikian, Dean Emeritus of the Graduate School of Journalism, University of California at Berkeley
The fifth edition of the Media Monopoly is completely updated, revised, and reconsidered in a twentieth-anniversary edition with seven entirely new chapters.
When the first edition of The Media Monopoly was published in 1983, critics called Ben Bagdikian's warnings about the chilling effects of corporate ownership and mass advertising on the nation's news "alarmist." Since then, the number of corporations controlling most of America's daily newspapers, magazines, radio and television stations, book publishers, and movie companies has dwindled from fifty to ten to five.