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Comparative Media Insights: “The Googlization of Everything”

Monday, November 30, 2009 @ 5:15 pm

Siva Vaidhyanathan

Siva Vaidhyanathan

Google seems omniscient, omnipotent, and omnipresent. It also claims to be benevolent. It’s no surprise that we hold the company to almost deific levels of awe and respect. But what are we really gaining and losing by inviting Google to be the lens through which we view the world? This talk will describe Siva Vaidhyanathan’s own apostasy and suggest ways we might live better with Google once we see it as a mere company rather than as a force for good and enlightenment in the world.

Siva Vaidhyanathan, cultural historian and media scholar, is currently associate professor of media studies and law at the University of Virginia.

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Date:
Monday, November 30, 2009
Time:
5:15 pm
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MIT Building 14N, Room 313
160 Memorial Drive
Cambridge, MA 02139 United States
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