Texas Woman’s University
OFFICE OF LIFELONG LEARNING
ISI SAMUEL LAZEROW MEMORIAL LECTURE
Human Knowledge Seeking and Information Visualization: Exploring New Possibilities
Department Head and Associate
Friday, October 6, 2006
A reception will follow the lecture in the 2nd
floor lobby of the
Before children can speak or write, they first encounter our world through vision, sound, and touch. However, many of our current information systems focus solely on text-based searching through a single text box and long scrolling list metaphor. What are the possibilities for expanding traditional approaches to online information seeking through the application of information visualization and multimedia? Could the next generation of search engines, digital libraries, and other information systems utilize vision, sound, and touch to expand human inquiry and knowledge gathering possibilities? This talk will present a historic line of information systems to reflect on future directions and current possibilities.
Dr. Ray Uzwyshyn is currently Head of the Department of
Library Digital and Learning Technology Programs for the
About the ISI Samuel Lazerow Memorial Lecture
Thomson Scientific sponsors the ISI Samuel Lazerow Memorial Lecture Program. Samuel Lazerow, for whom the lecture series is named, had a record of long and distinguished service in the library profession. Dr. Eugene Garfield, founder and president of the Institute for Scientific Information, initiated the lecture series as a tribute to his friend and colleague.