Audio by year 2012
Holberg Prize Laureate 2012 Manuel Castells in conversation with Knut Helland, Dean of the faculty if Social Sciences at the University of Bergen and board member of Bergen International Festival. Photo: Holbergprisen / Marit Hommedal / Scanpix
61:25 minutes (56.24 MB)
The importance of human urbanity has been highlighted recently by two events, one conceptual and one dramatic. Conceptually, the world has for the first time become predominantly urban. Dramatically, in 2011 urban revolutions returned to the front stage of world politics.
30:55 minutes (15.67 MB)
Helen Margetts: Citizens Engaging with the State: Understanding the Dynamics of Online Collective Action
The move of large tranches of social and political activity online, as well as facilitating social change, represents a big shift for the social sciences, allowing us to develop our understanding of social and political behaviour.
18:51 minutes (9.69 MB)
24:06 minutes (12.71 MB)
85:46 minutes (43.73 MB)
Terhi Rantanen:How does the concept of Network Culture challenge Political and Media Systems in Central and East Europe
When the concept of a media system (coupled with the concept of a political system) was originally introduced to media and communication studies, this was new and exciting. In this paper, I ask how useful the concept has turned out to be over the decades.
29:36 minutes (15.03 MB)
Annabelle Sreberny:Political Moment or Social Movement? Beyond the Spectacle of Participation in the Middle East
The Middle East has long been constructed as the West’s “other” and can be seen as a boundary condition to globalized network culture.
25:37 minutes (12.99 MB)