newportFILM and Redwood Library to Screen GOOGLE AND THE WORLD BRAIN, 10/30
GOOGLE AND THE WORLD BRAIN, presented by URI's Harrington School of Communication & Media, in partnership with Redwood Library & Athenaeum, will screen on Wednesday, October 30 at the Casino Theatre, 9 Freebody Street.
6:00 PM Wines by Jonathan Edwards Winery & Hors d'oeuvres
7:00 PM Film, followed by post-film Q&A
Tickets: $25; $15 for Redwood Library members. Purchase at: http://www.newportfilm.com/film-events/films/google-and-world-brain. All proceeds benefit both newportFILM & Redwood Library.
About the film: The story of the most ambitious project ever conceived on the Internet. In 2002 Google began to scan millions of books in an effort to create a giant global library, containing every book in existence. They had an even greater purpose - to create a higher form of intelligence, something that HG Wells had predicted in his 1937 essay "World Brain". But over half the books Google scanned were in copyright, and authors across the world launched a campaign to stop Google, which climaxed in a New York courtroom in 2011. A film about the dreams, dilemmas and dangers of the Internet.
For more information, visit www.newportFILM.com.
Watch the trailer below!
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