October 23, 2021 · 1 min read
We live in an Information Age. Just 200 years ago, no one could send a message faster than a piece of paper could physically travel. Today we can communicate with anyone—or access virtually the entirety of human knowledge, philosophy, art and culture—anytime, anywhere, instantly. And unlike some of the other areas we’ve looked at in this series, the field is still changing rapidly; some of the biggest breakthroughs are very recent. In this salon we’ll look at three major challenges of information—recording it, communicating it, and calculating with it—and how new ways of representing information give us new ways of solving them. Join us for an exploration of information technology, from cuneiform to the Internet.
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