two all four speakers are available!
from Genevieve Bell (Director, User Experience), who is an anthropologist with
Intel, concerns the nature and meaning of libraries with an emphasis on their
significance even as the size of personal digital collections keep growing.
is from Lee Rainie (Director, Pew Internet & American Life Project) whose
research examines how the internet affects families, communities, health care,
education, civic and political life, and work places. His presentation concerns
public policy issues including what kind of internet we develop, the role of
information policy and how our identities are shaped by the internet.
is from Allen Renear (Professor of Library and Information Science at
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign) whose provocative contention is
that researchers increasingly use various indexes, bibliographic databases, and
other tools not to find articles, but to avoid reading.
is from Wendy Schultz (Director of Infinite Futures and
Executive Board Member of the Association of Professional Futurists) who argues
for a holistic approach to environmental scanning that encompasses education,
technologies and societal changes.
Podcasts of the Program are also available.