From Alexandria to Google: The Mythic Quest for Universal Libraries (Exhibit Opening and Lecture)
5pm Exhibit viewing: The Encyclopedic Impulse
UNC professor Ken Hillis will trace Google’s quest to organize the world’s information through a lineage of mathematicians and metaphysicians, from the Atomists of ancient Greece to medieval philosopher Ramón Llull, from science fiction writer H.G. Wells to the contemporary wizards of search.
He will uncover the magical thinking that undergirds online search and draw on the lessons of the library at Alexandria and the Tower of Babel.
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University of North Carolina Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, NC 27514
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