Cyberspace as Political Marketplace: How Does Democracy Rate as Reality TV?

Event Date: 

Friday, March 11, 2005 - 4:00pm

Event Location: 

  • CTL Trailer 932

Larry Martinez

Dr. Larry Martinez is an alumnus of UC Santa Barbara and current Associate Professor of Political Science at California State University in Long Beach. Larry Martinez, a long time supporter of CITS presents a lecture entitled "Cyberspace as Political Marketplace: How Does Democracy Rate as Reality TV?" Dr. Martinez's talk will focus on the commercialization of the democratic process and the emergence of what he calls the "political industrial complex." Involved in this discussion is the degree to which online technologies contribute to the commercialization of democracy. In his talk Dr. Martinez will argue that online technologies play a major role in the acceleration of commercialization. Dr. Martinez will present evidence from the most recent Presidential campaign. Originally recorded March 11, 2005 at UC Santa Barbara.