December 14, 2006

Siva Vaidhyanathan: The Googlization of Everything

Siva Vaidhyanathan, associate professor of Culture and Communication at New York University, will lead the Columbia Center for New Media Teaching and Learning University Seminar on December 14, 2006. Dr. Vaidhyanathan's research on intellectual property and the ways it shapes contemporary culture has resulted in two widely noted books: Copyrights and Copywrongs (2001), and The Anarchist in the Library: How the Clash Between Freedom and Control Is Hacking the Real World and Crashing the System (2004).

In this and other writing, Dr. Vaidhyanathan has promoted a "hacker ethic" that "rests on openness, peer review, individual autonomy, and communal responsibility." In the seminar, he will discuss the implications of Google's Book Search service on reading, writing, and research.

Date: Thursday, December 14, 2006, 4pm
Location: 523 Butler Library
Phone: (212) 854-9058
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