Information Architecture

Information Architecture

Alastair Parvin: Architecture for the people by the people

Submitted by Bibliofuture on Sat, 05/25/2013 - 01:08

Architect Alastair Parvin presents a simple but provocative idea: what if, instead of architects creating buildings for those who can afford to commission them, regular citizens could design and build their own houses? The concept is at the heart of WikiHouse, an open source construction kit that means just about anyone can build a house, anywhere.

See full TED Talk

The 'Big Data' Revolution: How Number Crunchers Can Predict Our Lives

Submitted by Bibliofuture on Thu, 03/07/2013 - 09:38

Companies and governments have access to an unprecedented amount of digital information, much of it personal: what we buy, what we search for, what we read online. Kenneth Cukier, co-author of the book Big Data, describes how data-crunching is becoming the new norm.

Full piece on NPR

Regional High librarian eyes ditching Dewey Decimal System for new classification

Submitted by Bibliofuture on Mon, 02/18/2013 - 13:01

Books about homosexuality are on the same shelf as books on incest and prostitution.

Homer's "Iliad" is in the nonfiction section.

The works of Shakespeare and books on Elizabethan culture are nowhere near each other.

"I think it's troubling," said Jeff Aubuchon, the librarian at Oakmont Regional High School. "I'm worried about the message that sends."

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Shall I Encode Thee? Sonnets Stored On Double Helix

Submitted by Bibliofuture on Thu, 01/24/2013 - 13:16

The world is full of data — and that's a problem. We have to find a place to store all those digital photos, tax records and unfinished novels. British scientists have demonstrated a possible solution: They've stored all of Shakespeare's sonnets on several small stretches of DNA.

Full piece

LISTen: An LISNews.org Program -- Episode #229

Submitted by StephenK on Mon, 01/21/2013 - 00:02

This week's episode looks around the LISHost galaxy while looking at some ambiguous information in a speculative manner.

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What Should We Be Worried About In 2013?

Submitted by Bibliofuture on Mon, 01/14/2013 - 14:49
NPR had a piece that was titled - What Should We Be Worried About In 2013? Some of the discussion is about information literacy. Excerpt: Many worried about the impact of technology on individual minds and human relationships. My own entry was among them, raising the concern that fast and efficient access to information isn't always better access to information.

LISTen: An LISNews.org Program -- Episode #228

Submitted by StephenK on Sun, 01/13/2013 - 23:36

This week's program deals with Wikipedia hoaxing, an Internet icon, and a miscellany of brief items.

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LISTen: An LISNews.org Program -- Episode #227

Submitted by StephenK on Sun, 01/06/2013 - 23:57

The tag line for this week's episode: "Information As Weapon"

We've got a bit of an essay talking about that in connection with an awful case in Ohio. Information might want to be free, but couldn't it also be used as a weapon?

There's no miscellany this week as we thought that that would be enough to consider within the realm of preserving the knowledge ecology.

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