John Palfrey on how the digital generation is different from its analog ancestor and whether they have different notions of privacy, community, and identity.
Video and podcast: “Surveillance and Citizenship”
How does the persistence and ubiquity of surveillance in our digitizing world affect what it means to be a citizen?
Podcast: Lisa Nakamura, “Race, Rights, and Virtual Worlds: Digital Games as Spaces of Labor Migration”
If virtual world users’ claims to citizenship and sovereignty within them are to be taken seriously, so too must the question of “gray collar” or semi-legal virtual laborers and their social relations and cultural identity
Video and podcast: “Popular Culture and the Political Imagination”
Might the political consciousness of the new generation be taking shape in and around popular culture? Are we seeing a blurring of the roles of citizen and consumer?
Chinese Online BBS Sphere: What BBS Has Brought to China
What have online bulletin board systems (BBS) brought to China where traditional media primarily serve as the mouthpiece of the government?