This is a reissue of an article written by the US science journalist Diana Crow. The article was originally published here on her blog dianacrowscience.com. The original title is: “Space of autonomy: between Twittersphere and urban spaces (Recap of a talk by Dr. Manuel Castells)”.
The Talk: The Space of Autonomy: Cyberspace and Urban Space in Networked Movements
In Plain English: One of the world’s most honored sociologists discusses the relationship between online social activism and grassroots protests in urban centers
The Speaker: Manuel Castells of University of Catalonia (UOC)’s Internet Interdisciplinary Institute and the University of Southern California. Manuel Castells is famous for his theory of the network society.
The Location: Harvard Graduate School of Design