This week we had an interesting series of panel discussion about the political, social and economic implications of the web in the Internet Course. The way Paul and I run this course, almost all of the content is researched and shared by the students presenting any given day. So this past week it was cool to see that Dalina Beckham started us off with an RSA Animate video of a talk by Evgeny Morozov to talk about the problems with cyber-utopianism. It was a great discussion starter around the limits and possibilities of the web as a vehicle for political change.
It’s been interesting just how much of this class has been driven by moments like these where the presenters will share a particular video that speaks to an issue and the conversation proceeds from there. It’s a pretty compelling way to run a discussion course, and I am enjoying it immensely.