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The Cultural Value of Digital Media

The rise of the Digital Age has sparked considerable discussion regarding shifting notions of culture and its meaning in a world which increasingly embraces the democratic voices and vernacular of everyday citizens. 540 more words

Digital Literacy

Digital Literacy and Social Discourse

Rising digital literacy has the potential to legitimise the online public sphere as an egalitarian platform for social discourse. However, its increasingly intrinsic relationship to societal function has profoundly negative effects on the voice of those excluded from participation for their lack of connectivity. 537 more words

Communication

Digital Interactivity and Creative Control

The growth of interactivity in digital media has made a significant contribution to the democratisation of culture, particularly within the realm of authorship and creative control. 539 more words

Communication

公共领域在互联网时代的理论演变-1

Agonistic pluralism, Chantal Mouffe

现代社会,无论线上线下,都可见在公共领域范围内的政治参与的减少。政治表达正在去体制化。借助技术和网络,公私边界正在模糊,公共发声正以更零碎,多元,以兴趣为中心的方式被传递。传统公共领域正在被稀释,领域的边界变得更多孔,传统的公民参与模式正在被解构。

这种解构尤其表现为:随着信息的可得性增加以及表达的主体化和个人化,公众正以一种更为肤浅的以及并不直接参传统公共领域的方式参与政治。这已经跳脱出了哈贝马斯的公共领域理论范畴。这些通过数字媒体生成的另类政治参与方式,使得学者开始思考公民参与的其他模型,并考虑审议代理制民主的多种替代可能。

这其中包括Chantal Mouffe提出的Agonistic pluralism,多元争胜模型。

与传统公共领域理论的多元对话协商机制相比,多元争胜模型旨在彻底改变现有权力关系,争胜一词即一种对立竞争的我们/他们关系。虽然仍旧没有脱离公共领域谱系,但这些颠覆者更关注不同政见和自我的表达,更少在意构建公共共识。即使并不是所有的颠覆都能成功松动现有权力结构,但它们的出发点都是敌对冲突。因而这些表达虽有助于民主,但不能赋权公共领域。而在这种模型下,民主的要务在于如何将对立转化为争胜。

Non Classé

Solidarity, Fragmentation, & Welfare

by contributing editor Daniel London

The capacity to live with difference is, in my view, the coming question of the twenty-first century. – Stuart Hall… 1,511 more words

Think Pieces

Talking Politics without Arguing

This post is the landing page for a three-part series that is more about public discourse than public space, but I think the two are closely related.   125 more words

Privacy and Celebrities

I keep seeing these articles about Taylor Swift and Tom Hiddleston dating. And most of them are basically saying it is a PR stunt.

Seriously, people? 605 more words

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