Information: Keywords

Friday, March 19, 2021
11:15 a.m.
Information: Keywords

Penn State's Center for Humanities and Information will hold a discussion with Jonathan E. Abel and Samuel Frederick from the editorial team of the new book Information: Keywords, on March 19, 2021.

Bringing together essays by prominent critics, Information: Keywords highlights the humanistic nature of information practices and concepts by thinking through key terms from Algorithm to Archive, Gossip to Knowledge. It describes and anticipates directions for how the humanities can contribute to our understanding of information from a range of theoretical, historical, and global perspectives. Together with Information: A Reader, it sets forth a major humanistic vision of the concept of information.

Registration is required for this webinar at

Published by Columbia University Press, January 2021


Samuel Frederick is associate professor of German at the Pennsylvania State University.

Jonathan E. Abel is associate professor of comparative literature and Japanese at the Pennsylvania State University.

Moderator: Jen Shook is a CHI Visiting Junior Fellow, currently teaching the course "What is Information?" with Communication Arts and Sciences at the Pennsylvania State University.

The book's third co-editor, Michele Kennerly, is associate professor of communication arts and sciences and of classics and ancient Mediterranean studies at the Pennsylvania State University

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