17:00 - 18:00 14 November 2012
Location: Roberts 421
Recently, we have been
watching the rise of massive collective action across the world. During a
series of demonstrations in Cairo’s Tahrir Square and Occupy Movements in the
world, the powerful combination of internet space and real space has been revealed.
Manuel Castells insists that internet technology impacts on the spread of the
collective action in urban areas and ‘Hybrid space’ which is a strong
interaction between the internet space and public space leads to social and
political changes. This study will review how the internet technology links to
the collective action and how the collective action impacts on changes of the
public space and urban policies.