23:4 (2008:12) PPC Update

December 5, 2008 at 4:27 pm | Posted in Conference, Program Planning | Leave a comment


Erika Ripley and Morag Boyd, Co-Chairs

The Program Planning Committee is hard at work on the program, and we’re thrilled to announce one of the Vision speakers for 2009 will be Peter Morville.

Peter Morville is widely recognized as a founding father of information architecture, and he serves as a passionate advocate for the critical roles that search and findability play in defining the user experience. Peter’s latest book, Ambient Findability, was published in 2005, and he’s currently working on a new book about the future of search. He blogs at findability.org.

Peter will be sharing his thoughts on “Ambient Findability: Libraries, Serials, and the Internet of Things.” According to Peter, “At the crossroads of ubiquitous computing and the Internet, the user experience is out of control, and findability is the real story. Access changes the game. We can select our sources and choose our news. We can find who and what we need, when and where we want. Search is the new interface of culture and commerce. As society shifts from push to pull, findability shapes who we trust, how we learn, where we go, and what we buy. It also radically changes our relationships to magazines, journals, newspapers, and other periodicals.”

We’re looking forward to seeing everyone in Asheville in June.


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