Dr. David Weinberger
Writer & Senior Researcher, Harvard’s Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society
Biography
David Weinberger, PhD, a senior researcher at Harvard's Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society, is a best-selling author who has explored how the Internet is not only transforming our major institutions, but is changing how we understand ourselves and our world.

In 1999, Weinberger coauthored a seminal work in Internet business, The Cluetrain Manifesto, which foresaw the rise of social media. In Small Pieces Loosely Joined: A Unified Theory of the Web, and Everything Is Miscellaneous: The Power of the New Digital Disorder, he explored how the Internet is taking apart our ideas and giving us new ways to put them together. His latest book, Too Big to Know, looks at the networking of knowledge.
Dr. David Weinberger
Writer & Senior Researcher, Harvard’s Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society
SPEAKER FILM
David Weinberger — The Networking of Knowledge and Storytelling
David Weinberger — The Networking of Knowledge and Storytelling

"Western culture's traditional system of knowledge is a stunning achievement," says David Weinberger, but it was constructed as a series of stopping points: You asked a question, and you got an answer—on the page of a book or newspaper, say. Now, knowledge lives on the hyperlinked web, and links offer a never-ending invitation to go further, to know more. What are the implications of a future in which human knowledge is no longer a finite compendium of scholarly works but rather a limitless, intricately connected network of people, ideas, and works? What happens when knowledge consists of all those pieces, connected in discussion and disagreement? What happens, to quote Weinberger, when "the smartest person in the room is the room"? And what does all this mean for the storyteller?