From September 2005 to June 2006 a team of thirteen scholars at the The University of Southern California's Annenberg Center for Communication explored how new and maturing networking technologies are transforming the way in which we interact with content, media sources, other individuals and groups, and the world that surrounds us.

This site documents the process and the results.


During the year in which the Networked Publics program ran at the Annenberg Center for Communication, we invited some of the most distinguished thinkers in network culture to speak in our monthly lecture series.

You can watch many of the lectures as videos online or download them to your computer or iPod from Google Video. 

Howard Rheingold: Technologies of Cooperation.
A New Story of How Humans Get Things Done

Saskia Sassen: Networks, Power, and Democracy

Geoff Bowker: What's Memory Got to do With It?

Yochai Benkler: The Wealth of Networks.
How Social Production Transforms Markets

Chris Anderson: The Longer Tail

Mike Liebhold: The Geospatial Web and
Mobile Service Ecologies