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Will Democracy Survive the Next Internet?

Centre for Broadcasting and Journalism Studies (CCBJS)
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Oct 12 1:30PM - 3:30PM

This talk addresses the transition from the Internet we have known for thirty years to the Next Internet, a highly centralized and commercialized network that results from the convergence of cloud computing, big data analytics and the Internet of Things. Specifically, the talk takes up the implications of this transition for democracy, including threats to the public sphere and opportunities to create a public utility in information.

Vincent Mosco (Ph.D, Harvard) is Professor Emeritus of Sociology at Queen's University and Distinguished Professor of Communication, New Media Centre, Fudan University, Shanghai. At Queen's he was Canada Research Chair in Communication and Society and head of the Department of Sociology. His research interests include the political economy of communication, the social impacts of information technology, and communication policy. Dr. Mosco is the author or editor of twenty-one books including The Digital Sublime (2004) and The Political Economy of Communication (2009). His To the Cloud: Big Data in a Turbulent World, was named a 2014 Outstanding Academic Title by Choice: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries. His next book is Becoming Digital: Toward a Post-Internet Society to be published by Emerald in November 2017.

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