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November 14, 2005

Press contact: Kirston Fortune, UT Law Communications, (512) 471.7330, or Professor Oren Bracha, UT Law, 512-232-9325.

Cultural Historian Discusses "The Googlization of Everything," Nov. 14

AUSTIN, Texas—Siva Vaidhyanathan, a cultural historian, media scholar, author and an assistant professor of culture and communication at New York University, will give a public lecture about "The Googlization of Everything" on Mon., Nov. 14 at 2 p.m. in UT Law's Sheffield Room (2.111).

He is a prolific scholar about copyright and public policy issues and is the author of "Copyrights and Copywrongs: The Rise of Intellectual Property and How it Threatens Creativity" (New York University Press, 2001) and "The Anarchist in the Library: How the Clash between Freedom and Control is Hacking the Real World and Crashing the System" (Basic Books, 2004).

Vaidhyanathan has written for many periodicals, including American Scholar, The Chronicle of Higher Education, The New York Times Magazine, MSNBC.COM, Salon.com, openDemocracy.net, and The Nation. After five years as a professional journalist, Vaidhyanathan earned a Ph.D. in American Studies from the University of Texas at Austin. He has taught at Wesleyan University and the University of Wisconsin at Madison and is currently an assistant professor of culture and communication at New York University. He lives in Greenwich Village in New York.

To view his blog, click here:
http://www.nyu.edu/classes/siva/