I‘ll have a few more weeks up later in the week. This coming week provides an example of why I wanted some flexibility. While we will talk about Baeyer’s definition of information and its place in science and society this week, we are going to put off the idea of information more common to information sciences for a week. Why? Because the esteemed Dr. Axel Bruns is giving a presentation next week on “prosuming” that — while it comes at the wrong time of the semester — is germane to the class. Also, an online conference starts today that discusses the impact of the new “Real ID” legislation. Again, we are not talking about social issues as much until the second half of the course, but this is worth taking the time out now to discuss.
September 21: Information as a concept
- Baeyer, chapters 1-18.
September 28: Special Week: REAL ID conference and Axel Bruns presentation
- Follow (or engage in) the discussion at an online conference on Real ID, from September 19 through 23
- NPR on Real ID
- UPI Article on Real ID
- CNET FAQ on Real ID
- You are encouraged to attend a presentation by Axel Bruns: 6pm, CFA, DMS 235. We will begin class after his presentation, most likely at about 7:30 and discuss both issues raised in his talk and in the REAL ID conference.
- Abstract for the Bruns talk
- Boston Globe, “Are you a prosumer?”
- Wiipedia: Prosumer
- Be sure to post your opinions and reactions to the items above.
October 6: Information as Thing
- Bates, M. J. (1999). The invisible substrate of information science. Journal of the American Society for Information Science, 50(12), 1043-1050.
- Buckland, M. (1991). Information as thing. Journal of the American Society for Information Science, 42(5), 351-360.
- Kidd, A. (1994). The marks are on the knowledge worker. Proceedings of the SIGCHI conference on Human factors in computing systems: celebrating interdependence. Boston.
UPDATE: fixed date.