What’s Up With Knowledge?

April 5th, 2006

David Weinberger, Berkman fellow, author, and blogger, talks about some of the ideas he’s exploring in a new book he’s writing on knowledge. He says, “The comedian Jon Stewart has become a trusted journalist. Wikipedia is in many instances more reliable and up-to-date than traditional encyclopedias. Web sites let social networks put together their own front pages, ignoring the efforts of the highly trained members of newspaper editorial boards. So, what is up with knowledge?”

“It’s by no means the end of days for knowledge,” he says, “but it’s no longer limited by the physical ways we’ve had to manage it in the past.” Further, he says, as a culture we are hard at work on building an infrastructure of meaning and understanding.

Produced by Colin Rhinesmith.

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Attribution: Music from this edition of AudioBerkman was sampled and remixed by Colin Rhinesmith using the following tracks: pt. 3 (instrumental) & Shag’s secret by cdk, Remember The Name (inki’s essence instrumental) by inki & Dream-off by C.Portable.

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