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19-5-2012

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We have taken this as an occasion to revisit the role of browsing in seeking information especially the information of new connections no matter the realm. When one is attempting to go beyond the norm, the recognized public knowledge, one has to search without ordinary finding aids. Finding aids are generally based on what is known. Documents are assigned subject headings from within a list of terms for what is known. Going beyond the norm requires a level of comfort with the unknown and with ambiguity. Setting aside any judgments about Hubbard and Shannon, we see two men capable of striking out into the unknown and making new connections.

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May 19th, 12:00 AM

Shannon and Hubbard Were Friends? Provocations in Creative Browsing and Friends in Scholarly Discord

We have taken this as an occasion to revisit the role of browsing in seeking information especially the information of new connections no matter the realm. When one is attempting to go beyond the norm, the recognized public knowledge, one has to search without ordinary finding aids. Finding aids are generally based on what is known. Documents are assigned subject headings from within a list of terms for what is known. Going beyond the norm requires a level of comfort with the unknown and with ambiguity. Setting aside any judgments about Hubbard and Shannon, we see two men capable of striking out into the unknown and making new connections.