Monday, February 27, 2012

Live Tuesday February 28th with David Weinberger on How the Internet Is Transforming Knowledge and Expertise

Join me Tuesday, February 28th, for a live and interactive webinar with David Weinberger about his new book, 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

We used to know how to know. We got our answers from books or experts. We’d nail down the facts and move on. But in the Internet age, knowledge has moved onto networks. There’s more knowledge than ever, of course, but it’s different. Topics have no boundaries, and nobody agrees on anything.

"Yet this is the greatest time in history to be a knowledge seeker . . . if you know how. In Too Big to Know, Internet philosopher David Weinberger shows how business, science, education, and the government are learning to use networked knowledge to understand more than ever and to make smarter decisions than they could when they had to rely on mere books and experts.

"This groundbreaking book shakes the foundations of our concept of knowledge—from the role of facts to the value of books and the authority of experts—providing a compelling vision of the future of knowledge in a connected world." (From the book's description.)

Date: Tuesday, February 28th, 2012
Time: 5pm Pacific / 8pm Eastern / 01:00 GMT (international times here)
Duration: 1 hour
Location: In Blackboard Collaborate (formerly Elluminate). Log in at The Blackboard Collaborate room will be open up to 30 minutes before the event if you want to come in early. To make sure that your computer is configured for Blackboard Collaborate, please visit the support and configuration page.
Recordings: The full Blackboard Collaborate recording is at and a portable .mp3 audio recording is at

David Weinberger is co-author of the best-seller The Cluetrain Manifesto, which InformationWeek called the most important business book since Tom Peter's In Search of Excellence. He is also the author of the critically-acclaimed Small Pieces Loosely Joined: A Unified Theory of the Web and of Everything Is Miscellaneous: The Power of the New Digital Disorder

David is a senior researcher at Harvard Law's Berkman Center for the Internet & Society, Co-Director of the Harvard Library Innovation Lab at Harvard Law School, and is a Franklin Fellow at the United States State Department (2009-2011).  He has been published in a wide variety of journals, including Wired and Harvard Business Review many times, as well as in Scientific American, The New York Times, Smithsonian, Foreign Policy, Salon, USA Today, the Boston Globe, The Guardian...even TV Guide.  He has a Ph.D. in philosophy (from the Univ. of Toronto) and taught philosophy in college for 6 years, has been a frequent commentator on National Public Radio, and is frequently cited by national and international news media.

1 comment:

  1. I read David's book Everything is Miscellaneous and thought the book was interesting but after listening to the conversation here, I think I have a better understanding of where David is coming from, so thank you for that. I think that I will have a look at Too Big To Know.


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