Clay Shirky's work focuses on the rising usefulness of networks--using decentralized technologies such as peer-to-peer sharing, wireless, software for social creation, and open-source development. New technologies are enabling new kinds of cooperative structures to flourish as a way of getting things done in business, science, the arts and elsewhere, as an alternative to centralized and institutional structures, which he sees as self-limiting. In his writings and speeches he has argued that "a group is its own worst enemy."
Shirky is an adjunct professor in New York Universityʼs graduate Interactive Telecommunications Program, where he teaches a course named "Social Weather." Heʼs the author of several books.
New media theorist Clay Shirky demonstrates how protesters are using flash mobs and communication tools like Twitter to take collective action against oppressive governments. He cites a passive protest that took place in Belarus, which is governed by the rigid Lukashenko regime.
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