Saturday, November 10, 2007

Is web 2.0 undermining knowledge and authority?

While browsing the archive of Canadian broadcaster TV Ontario I found another great streaming video of their "The Agenda" show, this one is about two interesting topics Firstly, the cult of the amateur with gurst Andrew Keen: Is web2.0 undermining knowledge and authority?
And secondly, what the Internet has done to older notions of truth, knowledge and authority. Kind of the same thing, more or less, but in two segments.

The Interview: Andrew Keen
Do we all now worship at the cult of the amateur? Andrew Keen on how Web 2.0 is undermining professionalism, knowledge, and authority.

Guest is Andrew Keen, author of The Cult of the Amateur: How Today's Internet is Killing Our Culture. He also writes The Great Seduction, a Blog on media culture and technology. He is CEO of AfterTV, a program available by podcast.

The Debate: The Demise of Authority and Truth
A closer look at what the Internet has done to older notions of truth, knowledge and authority.


Mark Federman is a researcher at the Ontario Insitute for Studies in Education at the University of Toronto. Read his Blog at:

Jennifer Keelan is an assistant professor in the Department of Public Health Sciences at the University of Toronto. For more information, visit her web page.

Clifford Orwin is professor of Political Science, fellow of St. Michael's College, director of the Program in Political Philosophy and International Affairs at the University of Toronto, and distinguished visiting fellow of the Hoover Institution at Stanford University. Read his full biography.

Stephen Turner is a political scientist at the University of South Florida. For more information, visit his web page.

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