Do we need physical spaces for creative placemaking? Can we manage to create a sense of community while being geographically separated due to COVID-19? Join this digital discussion on virtual communities with the man who first coined the terminology in the 1980s, Howard Rheingold.
Rheingold, a professor at UC Berkeley and Stanford, has been part of digitally-mediated social communication since WELL, the first electronic forum. He has investigated its capabilities in detail in his books The Virtual Community (1993) and Smart Mobs (2002), and is widely recognized as an influential voice surrounding modern communication technology.
This event is free and open to the public, and will be prefaced with a pecha-kucha style discussion/presentation from our own creative UC Placemaking mini-grant recipients, beginning at 12:30.