- Central to the week's discussions – which included privacy, access, transparency, politics and health – was the the overarching theme of information literacy:
- — Tasha Bergson-Michel (@researchwell)Fri, Nov 18 2011 00:45:09
- But information literacy is complicated and covers a lot of ground:
- — Kari Kraus (@karikraus)Mon, Nov 14 2011 15:44:38Russell's point, I think, is that we're in the perpetual position of being novice users--what we know today is obsolete tomorrow. #fiaumd
- — Jenny Preece (@jenpre)Fri, Nov 18 2011 16:13:11RT @danarotman: A troubling image of how little we know about the food that we consume. Faith in the industry or just lack of food-info literacy? #fiaumd
- — Beth Cron (@bethcron)Fri, Nov 18 2011 15:52:42
- Of course, it's hard to get information if it's not there:
- Or is the problem really that there's too much information?
- — Madeline Marshall (@Maddie_Marshall)Fri, Nov 18 2011 16:51:12"A major part of the problem is it's too easy to publish" says Google's Dan Russell on the quality of information on the web. #FIAumd
- Then there's those sticky issues of access...
- — Daniel Greene (@Greene_DM)Thu, Nov 17 2011 16:01:41Jaeger emphasizing that access isn't just about selling the hard line, it involves literacy, power, bodies, and political context. #fiaumd
- — Vanessa Irvin Morris (@vanirvinmorris)Thu, Nov 17 2011 16:32:50
- ... and privacy:
- — Mega Subramaniam (@mmsubram)Mon, Nov 14 2011 16:38:02The futurists at #FIAumd are talking about educating the public about privacy issues -- how are we doing this with our kids in schools?
- — Drew Grossman (@DrewGrossman12)Mon, Nov 14 2011 16:09:18RT @harveyonline: Czerwinski: Dark side of research: Corporations and governments know a lot about you! How will consumers protect their privacy? #FIAumd
- Transparency and neutrality of information and technology were hot topics. Some questioned whether they were really a goal:
Futurists Take on the World of Information
UMD's iSchool and journalism school tackled the future of information, with prominent guests Dan Russell (Google), Marcy Czerwinski (Microsoft) and Abdur Chowdhury (formerly of Twitter). Turned out the future sparks a lot of debate.