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SPEAKER: Manuel Castells
EVENT DATE: 08/23/2012
FORMAT: Video + Captions
RUNNING TIME: 85 minutes
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Description: Sociologist Manuel Castells examines the Arab Spring, Occupy Wall Street and other social movements that have emerged in the Internet Age. He shares his observations on the recurring patterns in these movements: their origins, their use of new media, and their goal of transforming politics in the interest of the people. Castells presents what he sees to be the shape of the social movements of the Internet age, and discuss the implications of these movements for social and political change.
Speaker Biography: An expert on the information age and its sociological implications, Manuel Castells is a University Professor and the Wallis Annenberg Chair in Communication Technology and Society at the University of Southern California. He is professor emeritus of sociology and professor emeritus of city and regional planning at the University of California, Berkeley, where he taught for 24 years. He is the Kluge Chair in Technology and Society at the Library's John W. Kluge Center and a leading expert on the information age and its sociological implications.