The Media, Technology and Society Speaker Series presents:
From WikiLeaks to Wiki-Revolutions: Internet and the Culture of Freedom (video)
Manuel Castells, University of Southern California
Friday, March 4, 2011, 4-5pm
1-421 Frances Searle Building, Northwestern University
Manuel Castells is University Professor and the Wallis Annenberg Chair in Communication Technology and Society at the University of Southern California, Los Angeles, as well as Professor of Sociology at the Open University of Catalonia, Barcelona. He is Distinguished Visiting Professor of Technology and Society at MIT, and Distinguished Visiting Professor of Internet Studies at Oxford University. He was Professor of Planning and of Sociology at the University of California, Berkeley from 1979 to 2003. He has published 24 books including the trilogy The Information Age: Economy, Society, and Culture (Blackwell, 1996-2000), translated into 22 languages, and The Internet Galaxy (OUP, 2001), translated into 17 languages. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, of the Academia Europea, of the British Academy, of the Mexican Academy, and of the Spanish Royal Academy of Economics. He has received 14 honorary doctorates. He was a founding member of the European Research Council. He is a member of the Board of the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT) and a member of the Scholars’ Council at the U.S. Library of Congress.