Department of Information Studies and the Center for Society and Genetics University of California Los Angeles
Small Folklore and Ethnomusicology Seminar Room 510 North Fess Ave (near the northeast corner of 9th and Fess Ave)
11 am to noon
Friday, March 26, 2010
Graduate students, faculty, and others with a range of interests will be interested in joining professor Chris Kelty for a discussion of his work in the ethnography of science, technology, new media, open access scholarly communication, and open source software. Among other themes, his work speaks to methodological issues in ethnographic research and to the nature and constitution of publics.
He is known for a range of innovative research work, including his 2008 book Two Bits: The Cultural Significance of Free Software ( http://twobits.net ). Selections of his published work is available on his website: http://kelty.org
This graduate student-friendly gathering has been organized by Jennifer Terrell (Informatics), Mary Gray (CMCL) and Jason Jackson (Folklore and Ethnomusicology).
Professor Kelty will also present a formal lecture titled: There is no Free Software: Agendas for Researching the Imponderabilia of Actual Life from 1:30 to 2:45 at Wells Library LI001. Details on that talk, organized by the Rob Kling Center for Social Informatics, can be found here: http://rkcsi.indiana.edu/index.php/2010-spring