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