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Tuesday, February 14, 2012

MITH Digital Dialogue: Melanie Kill, "Knowledge and Meaning in the Information Age: A Humanist Perspective on Wikipedia"

Over the past decade, Wikipedia has drawn together a community of volunteer editors, translators, and programmers who have created the largest encyclopedia in history and one of the ten most visited websites in the world. But, while Wikipedia was born online, many of the ideas that inform its composition have long histories. This talk will focus on the old media precedents for Wikipedias new media success story to explore what reciprocal relationships they reveal between concepts like knowledge and information and the technologies we design to build and distribute them. Melanie Kill is an assistant professor of English at the University of Maryland. Her scholarship is in rhetorical genre theory, digital rhetorics, and critical discourse analysis, with specific interests in genre change in new media, the concept of uptake, and innovative rhetorics. She is currently at work on a book entitled, The Last Encyclopedia: Wikipedia and the Networking of Human Knowledge. {Will appear in FYI on Feb 13, 2012
Start Time:
12:30 PM
End Time:
1:45 PM
Common Location Name:
McKeldin Library
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Emma M Millon +1 301 405 9887

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