The world-renowned sociologist, Professor Manuel Castells, is to be the second Humanitas Visiting Professor in Media at the University of Cambridge, from 16 to 21 November 2011.
Professor Castells will give a series of free public lectures starting this week; the first, ’Communication, Power and the State in the Network Society’ will discuss the four different forms of power in the virtual society.
By using recent examples of social movements, particularly the Indignant Movements in Spain and the Occupy Wall Street in the US, Professor Castells will demonstrate how social change is formed through communicative action.
He will discuss how the technology – internet based social networks and wireless networks – and morphology of these communication networks shapes the process of mobilisation, thus of social change, both as a process and as an outcome.
The lecture takes place on Wednesday, 16 Nov 2011, at 17:00pm, in Room 9, Mill Lane Lecture Rooms, 8 Mill Lane, Cambridge.
Further events in the series are:
Social Movements in the Internet Age (1)
Thursday, 17 Nov 2011