Rewire—Digital Cosmopolitans in the Age of Connection
At this event, Open Society Foundations president Chris Stone and media scholar and activist Ethan Zuckerman discuss Zuckerman’s book Rewire and the nature of cosmopolitanism in the digital age.
In Rewire, Zuckerman explains why the technological ability to communicate with someone does not inevitably lead to increased human connection. At the most basic level, our human tendency to “flock together” means that most of our interactions, online or off, are with a small set of people with whom we have much in common.
For those who seek a wider picture—a picture now critical for survival in an age of global economic crises and pandemics—Zuckerman highlights the challenges, and the headway already made, in truly connecting people across cultures.