Join your guide BR83 BA55 on a tour of the archives of the ambiguous, where mountains of data swirl like angry dervishes ready to sweep away the unwary. Stéphane Mallarmé once said “To define is to kill. To suggest is to create.” Then, what does it mean to catalog? Plunge into the restricted repositories of reflection to seek the answer to that question and many more! What is the accession number of Truth? How many facts require trips to the bindery? Is the non-fiction section an oxymoron? Can we find citations of certainty? Can reality be gobbled up by a fiction virus? Can Databases deceive? Do not believe everything you think… because perhaps your thoughts might not be your own. ISSN’t this quite a MESH for a presentation! DDC this if you can!
“The Information Age offers much to mankind, and I would like to think that we will rise to the challenges it presents. But it is vital to remember that information … is not knowledge, that knowledge is not wisdom, and that wisdom is not foresight.” – Arthur C. Clarke
· Understand the importance of looking at “fact,” “information,” and “data” carefully, as it can also be used a tool for manipulation.
· Discuss the difference between “information” and “knowledge” and whether an independent thought or idea can actually exist in the real world.
“Beware! You will be asked to reflect and critically think – you have been WARNED. No Refunds.”