Media Studies

2017 May 03

SIZE MATTERS: Knowledge, Storage, and the History of Compression



Barker Center, Room 133

Does compression have a history?

Alongside a cognitive challenge of “too much to know,” information overload poses a physical challenge of “too much to store.” Indeed, the possibilities of “big data” today are predicated on technologies that compress data into ever “smaller” sizes. On the one hand, major libraries such as the NYPL, coping with spatial shortage, have increasingly emphasized the provision of digital resources – shifting physical collections off site, and in the process sparking heated debates with researchers.

2016 Dec 08

What Should Democracies Know?

5:00pm to 6:45pm


Bell Hall, Belfer Bldg, JFK School of Government, 79 JFK Street

A panel discussion on epistemic conflict and consensus in the wake of the US presidential election. Participants include: