my talk at google


I mentioned in a previous post that I'm going to be giving a talk at Google next week. For the Googlers among my readers, here are the details:

Title: The Evolution of Expertise (or, "The reports of authority's death have
been greatly exaggerated")

When and Where: Friday, November 02, 2007 at 11:00 AM (60 min) in Seville, Mountain View

Abstract: Does Web 2.0 represent a triumph of the wisdom of crowds, or the
tyranny of mediocrity? The truth--as truths often do--may fall
somewhere in the middle. New tools have indeed allowed access to new
ideas, voices, and expertise. But at the same time, it has become
increasingly difficult to sort the wheat from the chaff. In education,
the shift from "the sage on the stage" to the "guide on the side" has
been underway for quite some time. The same shift is happening on the
web. Experts aren't disappearing, but their roles are changing. How
can tools and infrastructure best support this shift in the role of
expertise and authority?


My understanding is that the talk will also be made available via Google Video, so you can watch it later even you're not at the Googleplex that day.


I look forward to seeing the video of your talk. This topic has been the center of some discussions i've had lately. I'll be anxious to hear your take.

That sounds awesome! I'll see you there in person.

Also, I'm sure you have people taking care of you at Google, but on the off chance that you don't, I'd be glad to show you a Google lunch and catch up. Hope you're enjoying your trip!

Hey Liz, it was great seeing you in Monterey. I hope this talk went well. It ties in with a lot of thinking I'm doing about "uberfolksonomies"--among other arguments, expertise can be very efficient.

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