The change of the public sphere in the age of the Internet

My presentation went on this morning and was quite well received although there was no times for questions and discussion. I adressed the changes to social spheres , most notably the public sphere due to the impact of ICT. My points can be seen on my site: soon as I am going to upload my presentation.

Sara Kiesler’s keynote today adressed the same question, about the constant blurring of the public and the private sphere. And another interesting point: privacy – just forget it!

Later Danielle Wiese stated that there is no such thing as a public sphere as politics (especially presidential campaigns) are targeted towards individuals rather than audiences. The future might be P2P politics….

There is definitely a large public sphere research agenda, even in a post-Habermasian age….


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