Astra Taylor on her book THE PEOPLE"S PLATFORM: Taking Back Power and Culture in the Digital Age

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More Talk Radio
Air date: 
Mon, 04/07/2014 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Astra Taylor on her book THE PEOPLE"S PLATFORM: Taking Back Power and Culture in the Digital Age

Hosts Celeste Carey and Cecil Prescod interview Astra Taylor, best-known as the director of two widely-acclaimed documentary films on philosophy (Zizek!Examined Life). Her first book, THE PEOPLE’S PLATFORM, is just out from Metropolitan Books this month.
http://us.macmillan.com/thepeoplesplatform/AstraTaylor
 
The book argues that the notion of the Internet as an unprecedented democratizing force, giving voice and power to those who previously had none, is vastly overblown; that the Internet in fact reflects and amplifies real-world inequities at least as much as it ameliorates them; that online, just as off-line, attention and influence largely accrue to those who already have plenty of both. 

 

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