Googlization, and the Future of Books
Siva Vaidhyanathan, Professor of Media Studies and Law, University of Virginia; Author, The Googlization of Everything (And Why We Should Worry)
Brewster Kahle, Digital Librarian and Founder, Internet Archive and the Open Content Alliance
Learn about the legal, cultural and economic implications of Google moving into the center of the publishing ecosystem. Will Google’s presence cheapen the value of “book culture,” or will the power of the service to connect people to information generate a boost to the hopes of those who wish to preserve “long-form” writing and reading? The panel will answer these questions and raise new concerns about our heavy dependence on Google to navigate the world.
This program was recorded in front of a live audience at The Commonwealth Club on May 17, 2011