Don Davis Lecture: Brewster Kahle - Digital Libraries for Thinking Machines

Join us at the Harry Ransom Center as Brewster Kahle delivers the 2024 Don Davis Lecture, "Digital Libraries for Thinking Machines." This event will be presented both in-person and virtually. A short reception will follow.

Brewster Kahle, Founder & Digital Librarian, Internet Archive

A passionate advocate for public Internet access and a successful entrepreneur, Brewster Kahle has spent his career intent on a singular focus: providing Universal Access to All Knowledge. He is the founder and Digital Librarian of the Internet Archive, one of the largest libraries in the world. Soon after graduating from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology where he studied artificial intelligence, Kahle helped found the company Thinking Machines, a parallel supercomputer maker. In 1989, Kahle created the Internet's first publishing system called Wide Area Information Server (WAIS), later selling the company to AOL. In 1996, Kahle co-founded Alexa Internet, which helped catalog the Web, selling it to Amazon.com in 1999. The Internet Archive, which he founded in 1996, now preserves 99+ unique petabytes of data - the books, Web pages, music, television, and software of our cultural heritage, working with more than 1,100 library and university partners to create a digital library, accessible to all.

Watch live: https://youtube.com/live/ZlsBUgvMFac?feature=share

Monday, February 12 at 4:30pm

Harry Ransom Center (HRC), Prothro Theater
300 21ST ST W, Austin, Texas 78705

Event Type

Arts & Humanities

Departments

All Departments

Target Audience

Students, Staff, Faculty, Alumni, General Public

Website

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/don-davi...

Cost

FREE

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