The post office’s once indispensable role in fostering civic discourse has been challenged by the Internet and mobile telephony. How is it coping?
How does the persistence and ubiquity of surveillance in our digitizing world affect what it means to be a citizen?
Panelists: Erin Reilly, Karen Schrier, Sangita Shresthova, Pilar Lacasa, and Mitch Resnick
Bloggers’ unprecedented participation and the 2004 campaign’s huge virtual audience represents a quiet yet astounding change at the intersection of information, politics, culture and society.
As old media die, new forms are emerging, but it’s not clear they will serve such vital civic functions.
CMS Director Henry Jenkins is featured in this podcast at ThoughtCast, discussing “the path from ‘participatory culture’ to ‘participatory democracy.'”
The series of talks on the 9/11 terrorist attacks was sponsored in part by Comparative Media Studies.