Promoting Knowledge in the Age of Unreason: Toward the Internet of the Mind
Date: 6pm-7pm, Wednesday 30 August, 2017
Location: ANU, Canberra
Overview: This public lecture by Professor Jean-Claude Guédon on 'Promoting Knowledge in the Age of Unreason: Toward the Internet of the Mind' is held by ANU Emeritus Faculty Lecture in association with the National Scholary Communications Form and The Open Society Foundation.
Communication is the "essence of science," and thanks to the Internet, scholarly communication could be conceived as the distributed system of human intelligence. Now, with the rise of global computer networks, the next stage in the rise of distributed human intelligence is clearly in the offing. Open Access is an effective way to enhance the cross-fertilization of scholarship with new technologies to create the optimal communication system that society needs in what has been called, following recent global political events, 'the age of unreason'.
About the speaker: Jean-Claude Guédon is Professor of littératures et de langues du monde at the Université de Montréal, Canada. His first degree was in chemistry before completing a PhD in the history of science at the University of Wisconsin. He has been a full Professor at the University of Montréal since 1987. Guédon's numerous publications reflect his interest in the global impact of the Internet on culture, law, language and society. He has been a particular champion of the open access movement, advising, in that capacity, governments, learned bodies and research councils around the world.
Registrations: Visit the event website for full details.