May 22, 2020
UC Placemaking is excited to welcome Howard Rheingold (virtually!) to UC Davis as part of the Placemaking speaker series. Do we need physical spaces for creative placemaking? Can we manage to create a sense of community while being geographically separated due to COVID-19? Please join us on Friday, May 22nd for a digital discussion on virtual communities with the man who first coined the terminology in the 1980s, Howard Rheingold. Rheingold, a professor at UC Berkeley and Stanford, has been part of digitally-mediated social communication since WELL, the first electronic forum. He has investigated its capabilities in detail in his books The Virtual Community (1993) and Smart Mobs (2002), and is widely recognized as an influential voice surrounding modern communication technology.