For this assignment you want to make sure you’ve watched the videohttps://youtu.be/uNZvRAM7cv4 (https://youtu.be/uNZvRAM7cv4 ) on the Public Sphere. This is an informal response but I want you to think critically both about public discourse and your place in it as a citizen. Please thoughtfully respond to the following questions. This should be in paragraph form, don’t just go through and answer the questions one by one, but it is also quite informal.
What is the public sphere?
Do you agree with Habermas that the public sphere has to be free of commercial interests or influence?
Do you think we can ever achieve that?
What about the claim that certain technologies actually increase participation? Have you seen that?
How do you participate in the public sphere? If you do, why? If you don’t, why not?