This is a little bit off our usual beat here on YUIBlog, but when David Weinberger (author of Small Pieces Loosely Joined and one of the most consistently engaging voices in the technosphere) stops by Yahoo! to talk about the world, its people, and their relationship to information…well, that seems like something worth sharing. David dropped in to have a wide-ranging conversation with Yahoo’s Bradley Horowitz with topics spinning out from David’s new book, Everything Is Miscellaneous.
Among many important insights, here’s the essense of David’s thesis in the new book: Categories are now applied to content when it is extracted from the infospace, whereas historically curators of information (such as librarians) have invested immense energy in organizing information on its way in. Here are a few additional nuggets to look forward to in the dialogue:
Video of the conversation is available in an embeddable and platform-agnostic Flash format (embedded below) and as an iPod-compatible download. (If your computer doesn’t recognize the
.m4v file, try renaming it to
Havi Hoffman shot still photos at the event; you can find her images on Flickr.
Some other recent videos from the YUI Theater series: