many-to-many communication

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The agorae and assemblies of Ancient Greece could similarly be understood as facilitating forms of many-to-many communication, and doing so in ways that, albeit imperfectly, embody some of the democratic processes common to anarchist and radical politics

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Traditional marketplaces, sports stadiums, graffiti and community notice boards can all be seen as instances of many-to-many communication

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The agorae and assemblies of Ancient Greece could similarly be understood as facilitating forms of many-to-many communication, and doing so in ways that, albeit imperfectly, embody some of the democratic processes common to anarchist and radical politics

Reading Chapter 2 I am stoked. It (briefly) mentions slime mould and bird flocks as examples of self-organisation in nature. I studied this kind of thing in Evolutionary and adaptive systems. And it mentions the potential for decentralised Political organisation afforded by the many-to-many communication of e.g. social media. Like Free, Fair and Alive this book is tying together a lot of my interests in one place.

Social media, in so far as it creates an environment in which decentralised and dispersed communication networks can function, is one of the key architectures that allow for many-to-many communication; and to the extent that these networked organisation forms mirror the kind of organisation anarchism is concerned with, social media can be explored as providing potential sites for anarchist politics.

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