Interview with Director Pastreich


the Constitution of Information


Layne Hartsell interviewed Emanuel Pastreich, director of the Asia Institute, concerning an on-going project at the Asia Institute that considers what the parameters would be for a “constitution of information” that could respond to the challenges of the current information revolution. Pastreich suggests that the recent NSA scandals, although extremely serious, are best seen as part of a larger problem related to the exponential drop in the cost of gathering, interpreting and manipulating information. He suggests that the confusion borne of that process is just starting.


The Constitution of Information: Part I


The Constitution of Information: Part II