Ethan Zuckerman is director of the Center for Civic Media at MIT, and a principal research scientist at MIT’s Media Lab. He joins us to talk about Google Plus, fan fiction, serendipity, and universal imperfect multilingualism.
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A special, live broadcast of On the Media. Brooke, Bob, Ethan Zuckerman and other guests on the question: will the internet deliver us or destroy us?
I’m a cyber utopian and I’m proud of it! - Future Tense - ABC Radio National (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)
Call someone a ‘cyber utopian’ and it’s likely to be taken as an insult, according to leading media theorist Ethan Zuckerman. But we’ll meet some self-confessed utopians (of the digital variety) who are out of the closet and proud! While they concede cyber utopianism can get a little disconnected from reality, that’s what they like about it. It’s a testing ground for future opportunities they say — a way of encouraging us to think big and make the most of the Internet and new technologies. Dr danah boyd, Doc Searls, Ethan Zuckerman, Dr David Weinberger
New communications technologies are revolutionizing our experience of news and information. The avalanche of news, gossip, and citizen reporting available on the web is immensely valuable but also often deeply unreliable. How can professional reporters and editors help to assure that quality journalism will be recognized and valued in our brave new digital world?