The Lab for Social Computing (LSC) at RIT Libraries welcomes David Weinberger, national commentator and author for a special presentation at the Lab’s grand re-opening.
Weinberger's book Everything is Miscellaneous: The Power of the New Digital Disorder covers the breakdown of the established order of ordering. He explains how methods of categorization designed for physical objects fail when we can instead put things in multiple categories at once, and search them in many ways. This is no dry book on taxonomy, but has the insight and wit you'd expect from the author of The Cluetrain Manifesto, Small Pieces Loosely Joined, and a regular commentator on National Public Radio. From web design to philosophy to marketing, David has insights that can help us make better sense of a complex world of online information. His talk will help us understand, as he puts it, "how we're pulling ourselves together now that we've blown ourselves to bits."
Weinberger's focus on the intersection of information science and social technology sets the perfect tone for a celebration of the LSC's recent move into the RIT Libraries. For more information about the LSC, please visit http://www.labforsocialcomputing.net/ and join us in the Idea Factory at Wallace Library for David Weinberger’s talk, February 13th at 1pm. No registration is necessary, and all are welcomed.