Mark your calendars! Our next virtual book club takes place on Thursday, November 7, from 7–9 p.m. Join us for an edifying discussion about Peter Morville’s book Intertwingled. Morville was the keynote speaker at the 2019 STC Summit in Denver, Colorado, and we are thrilled to take a deeper look at one of his recent books. During this discussion we’ll explore various points covered in the book as well as analyze how the topics influence technical communication of the past, present, and future.
Please register by Wednesday, November 6, so that we have time to send you the login information prior to the event.
Thursday, November 7, 2019
About the Book
Morville’s book Intertwingled is a book about everything, or, to be precise, it explores how everything is connected from code to culture. We think we’re designing software, services, and experiences, but we’re not—it’s much more than that. We are intervening in ecosystems. Until we open our minds, we will forever repeat our mistakes. In this spirited tour of information architecture and systems thinking, Peter Morville connects the dots between authority, Buddhism, classification, synesthesia, quantum entanglement, and volleyball. In 1974, when Ted Nelson wrote “everything is deeply intertwingled,” he hoped we might realize the true potential of hypertext and cognition. This book evolves naturally from that statement, and we are eager to consider these revelations with you during this book club event!
About the Author
Peter Morville is a local Michiganian superstar. He lives in Ann Arbor, Michigan with his wife, two daughters, and a dog named Knowsy.
Morville is a pioneer of the fields of information architecture and user experience. He’s been helping people to plan since 1994. He is president of Semantic Studios, an information architecture and findability consulting firm. Morville may be best known as an influential figure and founding father of information architecture, having coauthored the best-selling book in the discipline, Information Architecture for the World Wide Web. Clients include AT&T, Cisco, eBay, Harvard, IBM, Macy’s, the Library of Congress, and the National Cancer Institute.
This past year, Peter Morville was the keynote speaker at the 2019 STC Summit. Watch the interview here.
Learn more Morville on his website, and more about him and his career here.
Please register by the end of business, November 6. We will send you instructions on how to join us.