Webcast sponsored by the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre and hosted by the School of Library, Archival, and Information Studies (SLAIS).  Since the Enlightenment, we have built up a knowledge production system which assumes that prime form of expression should be the printed word. However, in a number of fields in the sciences, social sciences and humanities, this model is breaking down.  Geoffrey C. Bowker explores the contours of the break down and discuss possibilities for the future.  Geoffrey Bowker is Professor at the School of Information and Computer Science, University of California at Irvine, where he directs a laboratory for Values in the Design of Information Systems and Technology. Recent positions include Professor of and Senior Scholar in Cyberscholarship at the University of Pittsburgh iSchool and Executive Director, Center for Science, Technology and Society, Santa Clara Together with Leigh Star he wrote Sorting Things Out: Classification and its Consequences; his most recent book is Memory Practices in the Sciences.

“Emerging Configurations of Knowledge Expression”

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Knobel, Cory; Bowker, Geoffrey C. (2011). Computing Ethics: Values in Design. Communications of the ACM. 54(7). pp. 26-28. [Link]

Bowler, Leanne; Koshman, Sherry; Oh, Jung Sun; He, Daqing; Callery, Bernadette C; Bowker, Geoffrey C; Cox, Richard J. (2011). Issue in User-Centered Design in LIS.  Library Trends. 59(4). [Link]

Bowker, Geoffrey C. (2005). The Archive. Communication and Critical-Cultural Studies. 7(2). pp. 212-214[Link]

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