Setha Low Publishes Time Magazine Essay on Digital Technology and Public Space

In a September Time magazine essay, Professor Setha Low answered a query posed by editors: How has the rise of digital technology changed the way we use public space?

“The Arab Spring and the global Occupy movements drew inspiration from the jubilant atmosphere and contagious energy emanating from the crowds, from the urban design and siting of the public spaces where they occurred, and from the digital technologies that connected people through mobile phones and websites that alerted people to what was happening and where,” Professor Low wrote.

“The end result is that digital technologies and the Internet are making dissent particularly visible and widening the political realm of ideas to include diverse publics and counter-publics.”

Submitted on: NOV 5, 2014

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