Google And The World Brain
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Presented by URI's Harrington School of Communication & Media
In partnership with Redwood Library & Athenaeum (All proceeds will benefit both newportFILM & the Library)
6:00 PM Wines by Jonathan Edwards Winery & Hors d'oeuvres by IsaCooks
7:00 PM Film, followed by a Q&A session with Director Ben Lewis & film participant/founder of Internet Archive Brewster Kahle, moderated by Director of University of Rhode Island's Harrington School of Communication & Media Renee Hobbs
There will be limited tickets available for purchase at the door.
The story of the most ambitious project ever conceived on the Internet. In 2002 Google began to scan millions of books in an effort to create a giant global library, containing every book in existence. They had an even greater purpose - to create a higher form of intelligence, something that HG Wells had predicted in his 1937 essay "World Brain". But over half the books Google scanned were in copyright, and authors across the world launched a campaign to stop Google, which climaxed in a New York courtroom in 2011. A film about the dreams, dilemmas and dangers of the Internet.USA / 90 min