Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Geographies of the World's Knowledge

Dr. Corrine M. Flick, Convoco, and Oxford Internet Institute, University of Oxford, Edition 2011

From the report: "The sum of the world’s knowledge is always expanding, doubling every few years. While remarkable, this prompts important questions: Where is this knowledge being created? Who has access to it? How is it being distributed? And most importantly: How does our ability to access and produce codified knowledge change due to advances in information and communication technologies?... We approach this exciting and complex topic through ten visualisations – each one a snapshot highlighting a distinct dimension of the global distribution of knowledge…. We ultimately hope to show that although information can now be produced almost anywhere, we should never assume that information is produced everywhere. Much of the world remains, both literally and figuratively, absent from the global map of knowledge." Read more