tangents of the information age

The articles actually have little to do with one another, but some notes for myself:

+ sudden proliferation of information and data as a result of new technology, social media, globalization

+ new and unexplored ethical terrains

+ implications for the LIS field

+ paradigm shifts, like plate tectonics, the earth breaking apart and realigning in new places

+ “tiny bursts of information” that we take pleasure in

+ implications for nonfiction writing; the aesthetics of information

+ finding patterns in data, making connections, associative memory

nytimes.com/2011/10/11/science/11predict.html

nytimes.com/2011/10/12/opinion/theres-something-happening-here.html

nytimes.com/2011/10/16/books/review/is-the-brain-good-at-what-it-does.html

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