Information and authenticity. From a historical perspective: how we come to trust information we encounter and how we led credibility to information we share and what role brands and other forms of certification play.
I am currently working with Profs. Anthony Grafton (Princeton), Ann Blair (Harvard), and Anja Goeing (Zurich) on A Companion to the History of Information, to be published by Princeton University Press, and with Dean Carla Hesse and Prof. William Hanks (Berkeley) on a series of monographs sponsored by Berkeley's Social Science Matrix and to be published by the University of California Press.
BA, English & Philosophy, Bristol University, UK, 1976
MA, English Literature, Washington University, St. Louis, 1980
What is the best thing about working at the I School?
Multidisciplinary faculty and students.
What Information issues interests you most?
Questions of authenticity of information.
How to reach me
Office: 305B South Hall
Office hours: Tues 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. (by appointment)
Telephone: (510) 643-3894
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