Talk examines 'Forgetting in the Digital Age'
Posted September 25, 2009; 02:52 p.m.
"Delete: The Virtue of Forgetting in the Digital Age" is the title of a lecture to be delivered by information technology scholar Viktor Mayer-Schönberger at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 8, in 101 Sherrerd Hall.
Mayer-Schönberger will discuss the individual and societal impact of digital technologies' capacity to store and remember information, including how the power of information is allocated. He will analyze consequences and possible solutions -- both legal and technical -- to address the challenges posed by comprehensive digital memory.
Mayer-Schönberger is an associate professor at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy at the National University of Singapore and director of the school's Information and Innovation Policy Research Centre. His research focuses on the role of information in a networked economy.
The event is sponsored by the Center for Information Technology Policy and Microsoft Corp.