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South by Southwest: Interactive 2010 Jonathan Smith The Catholic University of America

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Presented to Mullen Library at The Catholic University of America on May 10, 2010.

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South by Southwest: Interactive 2010

Jonathan SmithThe Catholic University of America

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http://www.flickr.com/photos/adactio/4436106831/

Smartphones are ubiquitous

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http://www.flickr.com/photos/tweenina/4451985145/

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Twitter is everywhere

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Emerging tech - QR Codes

http://www.flickr.com/photos/betsyweber/4430726235/

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Emerging tech - location-based social networking

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Emerging tech - touch screens

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Danah Boyd - Making sense of privacy

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Universities in the "Free" Era

The University System is in crisis, the current model is leading to a collapse.

Where to begin• Experiential learning• Multi-institutional

collaborations• Train PhDs to think more

contextually and how to teach

• Get rid of tenure• Facilitate collaboration, team

teaching etc• De-privilege institutional

content• Reward failure, publishing

results• Get rid of departments

instead focus on questions• Contribute to open commons

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HTML5

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• “Is Google making us stupid?”• There needs to be time inefficient

contemplation in balance with information retrieval

• Will we adapt? People used to flip through TV channels, now they prefer to watch DVD box sets to get immersed

Nicholas Carr - The Shallows

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