Revistes Catalanes amb Accés Obert (RACO)

Conferència inaugural del curs 2001-2002 : un nuevo medio de comunicación: Internet

Manuel Castells i Olivan


The Inaugural Address this year was given by Manuel Castells, PhD, named honorary member of the Societat Catalana de Comunicació. Castells speaks of the possible effects of the Internet on communication and how the Internet could effect, for example, communication codes. Given the current trend toward generalized communication, with each person constructing his/her own personal hypertext, communication codes between the diverse individualized hypertexts could be nonexistent. Castells, with his characteristic well- ocumented thoughts,compels his audience to question many of the myths related to the new medium, Internet.

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