Sara Fine Institute offers Symposium




Dr. Richard RogersDr. Richard Rogers, Director of the Foundation and Head of New Media at the University of Amsterdam, is going to speak at a symposium presented by the Sara Fine Institute at the School of Information Sciences.  This symposium is free and open to the public:  it will take place on October 11, 2007 from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. in Room 403 at the SIS building. 

The purpose of the talk is to discuss the consequences of making information visible and accessible via web issue mapping.  Dr. Rogers will give an overview of work done by the Foundation, including methods, techniques, analytical tools and info-political implications. 

In addition to directing the Foundation and heading New Media at the University of Amsterdam, Dr. Rogers is also a visiting professor of Science Studies at the University of Vienna.  He may be best well known for developing a server-side Web crawler, co-link machine and graph visualizer called the Issue Crawler—a tool in widening democracy by making more information available to the public.  Additionally, Dr. Rogers has authored three books, including Information Politics on the Web which earned the prestigious Best Information Science Book of the Year Award in 2005 from the American Society for Information Science and Technology (ASIST). Dr. Rogers earned his B.A. at Cornell University and his M.S. and Ph.D. at the University of Amsterdam.