The Human Need for Community: Cyberspace or Face-to-Face?

Publication Date: July 2009

Publisher: National Jewish Center for Learning and Leadership (U.S.)

Author(s): David Kraemer

Research Area: Culture and religion

Keywords: Culture; Technology; Modernity

Type: Brief

Coverage: United States


The author muses on the human need for community and the 'charge' of crowds that explains why coffee shops proliferated along with personal computers, and why despite the continual development of audio-visual transmission technology, nothing will replace the experience of noise, color and hustle-bustle that the real thing offers.