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Ray Brescia on Technology & Social Change

Season 1, Ep. 590

In this episode, Raymond H. Brescia, Hon. Harold R. Tyler Chair in Law and Technology and Professor of Law at Albany Law School, discusses his book "The Future of Change: How Technology Shapes Social Revolutions," which is published by Cornell University Press. Brescia begins by talking about his own background as a community organizer and how it has informed his scholarship on social change. He explains the network theory of social change that he applies in the book, and how it reflects technological change. He then discusses several examples of how social movements have used technology, and why they were effective. He closes by reflecting on how social movements can use social media, and how to prevent its misuse. Brescia is on Twitter at @rbrescia.

This episode was hosted by Brian L. Frye, Spears-Gilbert Associate Professor of Law at the University of Kentucky College of Law. Frye is on Twitter at @brianlfrye.

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