IS Colloquium featuring Brad Fidler, Department of History, UCLA
GSEIS 111, 3pm
A reception in the IS Salon will follow the colloquium.
Internet Histories at UCLA: observations from an emerging field
This talk is about the first year of efforts to establish a self-funded Internet history center at UCLA, which led us to fruitful and interesting engagements with the Fowler Museum. This center is developing a digital repository of primary source documents on Internet history, an interactive learning lab on the history and future of networked computing, and new ways to support interdisciplinary research on these and related topics at UCLA. The center's goal is to emerge as a student- and project- oriented UCLA organization that promotes research (and provides funding) on Internet histories.
I will explore practical and theoretical issues that have arisen during development of KIHC, including the creation and maintenance of (Internet) origin stories, the (positive!) prospects for collaboration with groups outside of the university, and engaging public interest in the history of the Internet, and funding challenges.
KIHC is online at www.internethistory.ucla.edu.
Brad Fidler is developing the Kleinrock Internet History Center (KIHC) in the Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science. Brad received his PhD from the UCLA Department of History in 2011, writing on emerging marketing strategies for antipsychotic medications. He is currently at work on a study of the pharmaceutical firm Eli Lilly and their role in the transformation of American primary; he is online at www.fidler.bol.ucla.edu.
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