Monday, April 20: Social and Movement Networks

Indigenous Networks, via PNAS

Here’s our agenda <click the link!> for today’s class meeting; it includes a schedule and all the links we’ll need to coordinate our online collaboration.

This week we’ll study how social movements use network infrastructure to create resilient, decentralized, aligned progress towards collective goals. We will study organic, distributed, “emergent” social movements, and we’ll ask: can leadership truly be distributed, and can power be shared, in the process of creating positive social change? Is the pace of networked movement-building effective in the context of rapid political cycles and crisis events (like pandemics!), and what kind of infrastructure does it require?

Guest: Taeyoon Choi, Artist, Educator, Activist, Co-Founder of the School for Poetic Computation

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Tomás Saraceno

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