UW Family Weekend welcome reception and faculty lecture: The Record Of Us All. Or, Why is Joe holding that brick?

Friday, Oct. 20, 2023

3 p.m.5 p.m.

Husky Union Building (HUB) Ballroom

Hear from iSchool Associate Professor, Joseph Janes, and then enjoy light refreshments and a warm Husky welcome from UW President Ana Mari Cauce.

Faculty lecture: 3 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Welcome reception: 4 p.m. – 5 p.m.

Lecture Description:
The Record Of Us All. Or, Why is Joe holding that brick?

Every day – for that matter, potentially for every minute or second of every day – we interact with a widening variety of information objects, from the trivial to the profound. All of those form part of the human record, the record of who we are as individuals and who we are as a society. That record goes back thousands of years and is our only way of knowing, understanding and remembering days and people gone by, and in turn is the only way we and our world will be known and remembered.

In this talk, I’ll raise three important points:  we, as human beings can’t help creating information objects; that an increasing number and range of available voices require ears to listen and understand; and that the nature of the human record, and our individual record within that, is changing, which has implications and ramifications for us all.

Event Accessibility

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