Video: Andrew Keen and David Weinberger
David Weinberger is the author of, most recently, Everything is Miscellaneous, which argues that bottom-up information swarms are emerging from our “new digital disorder,” potentially to the benefit of both customers and businesses. Andrew Keen is the author of Cult of the Amateur, which claims that “today’s Internet is killing our culture.”
The contrast between these two viewpoints illuminates crucial issues about our economy and our society. At Supernova 2007, David and Andrew presented the central ideas of their books, and then sat down for an at-times intense debate about the consequences of our increasingly decentralized world.