In the provocative book The Googlization of Everything (And Why We Should Worry), Siva Vaidhyanathan examines the ways we have used and embraced Google-and the growing resistance to its expansion across the globe. He exposes the dark side  of  our  Google  fantasies,  raising  red  flags about  issues  of  intellectual  property  and  the much-touted Google Book Search. He assesses Google’s global impact, particularly in China, and explains the insidious effect of Googlization on the way we think. Finally, Vaidhyanathan proposes the construction of an Internet ecosystem designed to benefit the whole world and keep one brilliant and powerful company from falling into the “evil” it pledged to avoid.

Siva Vaidhyanathan is a cultural historian and media scholar, and is currently the Robertson Professor in Media Studies at the University of Virginia.   Eric Alterman is a Distinguished Professor of English, Brooklyn College, City University of New York, and Professor of Journalism at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism.

The Googlization of Everything: Siva Vaidhyanathan in conversation with Eric Alterman | Posted on April 27th, 2012 | Book Discussions, Public Programs