Ethan Zuckerman, director of the Center for Civic Media at MIT, a principal research scientist at the MIT Media Lab and author of Rewire; Digital Cosmopolitans in the Age of Connection, talks about how, in spite of all the opportunities the internet gives us for connection, we're usually not that connected, and tells us what to do about it. Ethan is also co-founder of Global voices. Expanded bio here.
Story-- Tunisian revolution, which was invisible.
Our challenge is not access to information, it is the challenge of paying attention.
Diogenes and cosmopolitanism--
Anthony Appiah Cosmpopolitanism is an essential philosophical stance for a connected world.
You use the word connected world. What do you mean by that?
hard to solve problems locally-- need global approach.
I embrace decentralization as a bottom up value. How is your global approach different from centralization?
Globalvoicesonline.org founded with Rebecca MacKinnon What did you do to the website to amplify the goals of rewire?
How did you make it easier to explore on your website?
Bridging is a really big concept in your book. Can you talk more about it?
What's the difference between a "bridge" and "xenophile?"
Dhani Jones--athlete trying out new sports in different cultures.
Dangers of connection.
Evgeny Morozov has issues with connection and social media
Can you talk about the roots of the word serendipity and how it applies to the ideas in your book?
Book Scott Page-- The Difference
The connected shall inherit"
Can you tell the story about the band Journey?
went onto youtube and began looking for cover bands
Arnel Pineda in Makati, Philippines
If your goal of this book, Rewire, is successful, what will happen?
tools that help us engineer serendipity"
How do we rewire with greater volition and self responsibility for what we pay attention to?
rescue time helps you look at what you are paying attention to on line.
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