Ethan Zuckerman – Digital Cosmopolitans in the Age of Connection

June 24, 2013

Our guest this week is an inspiring thinker whom we’ve wanted to get on the show for a long, long time: Ethan Zuckerman.

He’s the director of the Center for Civic Media at MIT, and works at MIT’s Media Lab. He’s also the co-founder of Global Voices, a community of global bloggers—and has worked in the past at Geekcorps and Tripod.

We’re here to discuss his new book Rewire: Digital Cosmopolitans in the Age of Connection—which among other things argues that the technological ability to communicate with someone does not inevitably lead to increased human connection. In other words, it’s about nothing less than how to use the Internet to open, rather than close, your mind.

Links Mentioned in this Episode

ethanzuckerman.com
Global Voices