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Our World Digitized: The Good, the Bad, the Ugly

Our World Digitized: The Good, the Bad, the Ugly

This video was recorded at MIT Communications Forum. In conversation with Henry Jenkins, these speakers don't so much square off as share their hopes and fears for the emergence of online democracy. The first order of business, instructs Jenkins, is taking stock of the current "communication space" to assess whether current practices encourage the growth of digital democracy. Cass Sunstein gives the Internet a C-, for its "babble and excellence…brilliant insight and cruelty, that are not from the standpoint of self-government…what we deserve." Yochai Benkler, describing the "good public sphere," focuses less on sheer freedom of expression, and more on how people participate in "production of an agenda," and how they are enabled to "investigate, pursue, differ, err, correct and discuss."... Show More
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