Paul Marty, Ph.D.

Image of Dr. Paul Marty, Honors Teaching Scholar and Professor in the School of Information at FSU.

Paul F. Marty, Ph.D., is Professor in the School of Information in the College of Communication and Information at Florida State University. His research and teaching interests include museum informatics; technology, innovation, and culture; experience design; and the information society. Dr. Marty has a background in ancient history and computer science engineering, and his Ph.D. is from the School of Information Sciences at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. For more information, please see:

Life with Google: The Unintended Consequences of Information Technology - IDS 2683 

What are the unintended and unanticipated social consequences of implementing new information technologies in the 21st century? Does our increased reliance on, and trust in, advanced information systems pose dangers to life and limb? Do we risk losing the recorded knowledge of humanity as we produce more data? Are we becoming too dependent on the information technologies we created to make our lives easier? This course will explore the pros and cons of information technology in our everyday lives, and examine how we can identify and mitigate against risk factors that lead to information technology disasters.

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