Globalization – The Rise of Networks
This series of short films documents the fast-changing landscape at the intersection of globalization and the ongoing expansion of information networks. Although the initial phases of economic globalization maybe behind us today soaring flows of cross-border data channeled through the internet are taking globalization to new levels. Today one billion people are coming online every five years as digital platforms are coordinating ever more spheres of economy and society. The level of globalization fostered by the Information Revolution, is altogether unprecedented in human history, as the speed with which information, transactions, and capital can travel virtually anywhere on the planet enables the sustained coordination of human activity at a new scale and level of complexity.