The City As Classroom vs. The City As Advertising Platform

Mita Williams
23 min readMay 2, 2016

On May 2nd, 2016 I had the pleasure of speaking to York University Libraries as part of their Library Futures Series. This is what I said.

The title of my talk today is The City as Classroom vs. The City as Advertising Platform. Despite what the title suggests, I will be talking about libraries and a possible future that libraries could pursue in the present.

More precisely, my talk is about in situ discovery — or, in other words, it’s about discovering information that is enabled by being in a particular…

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Mita Williams

I’m a librarian living in Southwestern Ontario. I write about technology, feminism, and cities. Subscribe to my newsletter: tinyletter.com/UniversityofWinds