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Against The Grain Journal

Charleston Library Conference 

Jan 31, 2022

This episode is the Keynote Address from the 2021 Charleston Library Conference, titled "How to Think Like a Civilization" Presented by Paul Saffo, Consulting Associate Professor, Stanford University, and moderated by Michael Keller, Vice Provost, Academic Council, Stanford University Library.

Paul says we live in a moment when the institutions most needed to tackle our global problems are dissolving into uncertainty. That uncertainty tempts us into focusing on what is lost - but we know better. The proper task is to consider how to shape what will emerge in its place.  Like it or not, we are recreating ourselves into a new planetary civilization. With luck - and a bit of help from librarians - we might just get it right.

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