Session Title

Big Data, Big Libraries, Big Problems?: The 2014 Lib-Tech Anti-Talk

Presenter Information

Nathan Rinne, Concordia University

Description

What do you know about technologies like the Semantic Web, Big Data, and MOOCs - phenomena libraries are increasingly becoming involved with? Is it ʺall goodʺ? Why are we sometimes fearful about new technologies and the power they present to us, seen for example in pop-culture icons such as HAL, the Daleks, and the Borg? If you are one who wants to look at technology and its effects with a critical eye, this time of meandering philosophical reflection and questioning might be for you.

Start Date

19-3-2014 10:30 AM

End Date

19-3-2014 11:30 AM

 
Mar 19th, 10:30 AM Mar 19th, 11:30 AM

Big Data, Big Libraries, Big Problems?: The 2014 Lib-Tech Anti-Talk

What do you know about technologies like the Semantic Web, Big Data, and MOOCs - phenomena libraries are increasingly becoming involved with? Is it ʺall goodʺ? Why are we sometimes fearful about new technologies and the power they present to us, seen for example in pop-culture icons such as HAL, the Daleks, and the Borg? If you are one who wants to look at technology and its effects with a critical eye, this time of meandering philosophical reflection and questioning might be for you.