Professor Ken Hillis to Talk on Universal Libraries on 2/27

http://calendar.lib.unc.edu/event.php?id=251910

 

From Alexandria to Google: The Mythic Quest for Universal Libraries

Ken Hillis, UNC Professor of Media and Technology Studies and coauthor of the recent book “Google and the Culture of Search,” historicizes the centuries-old desire for total encyclopedic knowledge, tracing Google’s quest to organize the world’s information through a lineage of mathematicians and metaphysicians, from the ancient atomists to medieval polymath Ramón Llull to science fiction writer H.G. Wells.

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Date: Wednesday, February 27, 2013
Time: 5:00pm – 6:30pm
Location: Wilson Library, Pleasants Family Assembly Room
Library: Wilson Library
Presenter: Friends of the Library
Categories: Friends of the Library, Rare Book Collection, Special Collections

Event Organizer:

Friends of the Library

Contact Info:

Liza Terll
Email: liza_terll@unc.edu
Phone:(919) 548-1203