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#8 Written communication in a connected future: Vint Cerf of Google at The Future of Text 2013

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Published on Nov 26, 2013

Vint Cerf is an American computer scientist, who is recognized as one of "the fathers of the Internet." He is vice president and Chief Internet Evangelist for Google. He is responsible for identifying new enabling technologies and applications on the Internet and other platforms for the company.

Vint discussed the problem of bit rot and the preservation of digital content over 1000's of years.

The Future of Text 2013 was a unique one day symposium at London College of Communication (LCC) concerned with the future of written communication. Hosted by the advertising programme at LCC speakers included Vint Cerf of Google, Chris Stringer of The Natural History Museum, Jonathan Taylor of The British Museum, John Baines of Oxford.

University, David Bellos of Princeton University and Tom Standage of The Economist.

Speakers presented on topics from the origins of human writing and the creation of the alphabet, to the technological and societal factors that have shaped the written word and the future of communications beyond the digital age.

All of the talks are free to enjoy and share on the LCC YouTube Channel.

www.arts.ac.uk/lcc

www.thefutureoftext.org

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