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Terror > War of Networks

War of Networks: Realtime, Primetime and the Internet

From the 'living room war' in Vietnam, to the 'CNN effect' in the Gulf War, to the 'Internet War' in Yugoslavia, innovations in information and communication technologies have produced profound effects on the battlefront as well as the homefront. After 9/11, have networks produced a more informed, more critical viewer? Have they transformed spectators into participants? Or have networks 'force-multiplied' the terror effect? Are some media more than others complicit in the technology of terror?

Moderator: John Santos, Ford Foundation

Martin Burcharth, Information
David Campbell, University of Newcastle
Thomas de Zengotita, New York University
Michele Zanini, former RAND researcher

Related Readings

Networks and Netwars: The Future of Terror, Crime, and Militancy - John Arquilla and David Ronfeldt

Synthesis: Ground Zero, the Internet, and Networked Society
Michel Bauwens @


John Santos talks media networks.


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