Will Democracy Survive the Next Internet?
Room SB Atrium, Samuel Bronfman Building (1590 Docteur Penfield), Sir George Williams Campus, 13h30 à 15h30.
The second speaker in the Truth and Democracy: Journalism, Politics, and Social Science conference series is Vincent Mosco, Professor Emeritus of Sociology at Queen’s University.
Résumé de la conférence
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.