A Social Computing Approach to Information Authority in the Age of Web 2.0

Event Date: 

Thursday, February 21, 2008 - 4:00pm

Event Location: 

  • CTL Trailer 932

Alan Liu

Alan Liu is a Professor of English at UC Santa Barbara. His talk examines well-known controversies regarding Wikipedia and other collection points for socially produced information, how the era of so-called Web 2.0 presents new challenges for research in an area that is variously called information credibility, authority, trust, and quality. Alan Liu describes an integrated technological, social, and humanities/arts approach to the problem of information authority, then concentrates on a "social computing" approach now being brainstormed by the UCSB Social Computing Group in conjunction with the UC Transliteracies Project. Originally recorded February 21, 2008.

Alan Liu Lecture Podcast.