Film Screening and Discussion:
The Man Who Wanted to Classify the World
(L'Homme qui voulait classer le Monde)
2002, 60 min.
Directed by Francoise Levie
Monday, December 12, 7:00 PM
Dayton Program Room
472 Main Street
Ridgefield, CT 06877
The discussion will be led by Dr. Gayle Bogel, Director,
Educational Technology Program at Fairfield University
This French film (with English and German audio tracks) is about Paul Otlet, a Belgian Utopian little known in America. Otlet invented an international classification scheme called Universal Decimal Classification used for books, photographs and other documents. He invented microfilm. He invented the ubiquitous index card catalog used in most libraries. But his most amazing invention (in retrospect) was his invention of hypertext, multi-media, and the web. He didn't use these words, of course. He called it the International Network for Universal Documentation.
Artist Colin Burke will discuss his work, Deliquescence
Wednesday, December 7, 5:30pm
Whitney Library of the New Haven Museum
114 Whitney Avenue
Saturday, November 12, 5-8pm
50 Orange Street
New Haven, CT 06510
In collaboration with the Connecticut Library Consortium and in conjunction with the exhibition Library Science, Artspace presents a festival of films in which the library plays a central role. Documentaries, independent films, Hollywood classics and television episodes will be screened at libraries throughout Connecticut. For a full schedule of the film festival, click here.