Technology’s impact on practices of citizenship and democratic culture

Darin Barney has written about technology’s impact on practices of citizenship and democratic culture, suggesting that technology can be construed as:

(1) an object of political debate,

(2) a means or medium of discussion, and

(3) a setting for democratic deliberation and citizenship.

As a setting for democratic culture, Barney suggests that technology tends to make ethical questions, including the question of what a good life consists in, nearly impossible because they already give an answer to the question: a good life is one that includes the use of more and more technology.

Who is Darin Barney?

Darin Barney is a political theorist, academic and activist whose work focuses on critical theory, the philosophy of technology, infrastructure and disruptive politics. He currently holds the Grierson Chair in Communication Studies at McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

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