• Title: Ephemeral Knowledge 
  • Abstract: The Shift to a Disposable Culture
  • Description: In 1870, Harper's Bazaar was filled with information from cover to cover, each page overflowing with photos, text, and diagrams. In the early 1900s, the shift to white space in periodicals radically changed not only the printed page, but also our very culture. Plummeting printing prices had allowed designers to remove content, and the age of white space was upon us. Culturally, white spaces say to the world that we are wealthy, we are abundant in resources, and we can literally throw away precious space and information. n a further cultural evolution, the 2000s brought us the constrained knowledge culture: shorts from blogs, character limited messaging, even videos that only last six seconds. Fast forward to the 2010s. Today’s information consumer is presented with something radically different - ephemeral media. It marks a shift in how we create, consume, and respect knowledge. For 30 years, IT has been struggling with knowledge management. In an information-rich age, this struggle has led us to the age of the disposables, from Snapchat and Workshifting to URLs that expire. This talk explores the evolution and asks the pertinent questions regarding our technological impermanence.

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