Awesome UC Berkeley Class On Search & Webcasts Available

Marti Hearst, a professor over at UC Berkeley, has put together an fantastic line-up of speakers for her Search Engines: Technology, Society, and Business class. I love the topic, because I've wanted to see so much more of this type of study of the impact of search on society. I'd hoped to make it out to California again next month and perhaps take part myself, but my schedule wouldn't work. The good news for anyone is that Marti's doing webcasts of the classes. John Battelle found time to talk yesterday in between being slammed with radio interviews for his new book The Search (it's excellent, FYI -- Chris has a review coming, and I'll blog a few comments as well, likely tomorrow). Use the class link above, and you'll find a link to his webcast, a past one that Marti did and future ones to come.