The Technology of Power in the Digital Age

The Technology of Power in the Digital Age

A Conversation between Manuel Castells, Wallis Annenberg Chair of Communication Technology and Society at USC and Steven D. Lavine, President of CalArts
President's Forum

Do media frame politics? Are citizens empowered by the Internet? Can the revolution be twittered? How do our brains process emotions that shape our choices? Is cyberdemocracy a path to democracy? These are the kinds of questions that CalArts President Steven D. Lavine will pose to, and then explore with, Manuel Castells, author of Communication Power (Oxford University Press, 2009) and the Wallis Annenberg Chair in Communication Technology and Society at the University of Southern California. From the Financial Times' review of his book: “[Castells] has shaped himself into the most prominent and influential theorist and analyst of the modern communications and network age. He is the Marshall McLuhan of our time.” Currently, Castells is University Professor at USC, after being a Professor of Sociology at UC Berkeley for 24 years. He has authored 24 academic books, and his trilogy, The Information Age: Economy, Society, and Culture has been translated in 20 languages. The conversation between Lavine and Castells will also include the audience.

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Date/Time G ST CA
Wed 4.28.10 8:30 pm $10 $5 FREE

G - General Audience

M - REDCAT Members

ST - Students

CA - CalArts Students/Faculty/Staff