|Socratic Conversation: Are You A Media Junkie? -- Or an Information Gourmet?|
Education Program Gottesman Libraries
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Tags: information, social media, Socrates
Description/Abstract: Are you using the Internet as smartly as you should?
Do you feel that your attention is under siege, and that you are sometimes squandering this precious resource? Too much texts, instant messages, emails, RSS feeds, downloads, notifications, videos, status updates, and tweets?
Are you getting your information and ideas from high enough on the food chain?
Would you be more in control of what you�re letting get into your head?
Please join us to share your experiences and thoughts.
Better ways of surfing the information tsunamai, gracefully and profitably, have been suggested by some acclaimed new books, most notably The Information Diet: A Case for Conscious Consumption, by Clay A. Johnson; Too Big to Know: Rethinking Knowledge Now That the Facts Aren't the Facts, Experts are Everywhere, and the Smartest Person in the Room Is the Room, by David Weinberger; and Blur: How to Know What's True in the Age of Information Overload, by Bill Kovach and Tom Rosenstiel.
These highly-participatory conversations with fellow students are moderated by Ronald Gross, author of Socrates' Way and Co-chair of the University Seminar on Innovation in Education. They are part of a year long series of Socratic Conversations hosted by the Gottesman Libraries (see TC Today, Winter 2010, p. 65).
Where: Second Floor Salon
Next Session: Thursday, 3/22, Topic: TBA