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Hans Magnus Enzenberger in "Constituents of a Theory of the Media" also claims, together with George Landow in chapter 2 of "Hypertext 2.0" that the electronic media have a very open and a therefore potentially egalitarian structure. He argues however that it is context-dependent if this egalitarian structure gets actualised at all and states that this full actualisation could only come about in 'a free socialist society' because the new media put an emphasis on production on information, and only in the latter society is the production completely in the hands of 'the masses'. Theorists like Hakim Bey and Critical Art Ensemble however crucially point out that the idea of mobilisation of the masses is an old-fashioned strategy that does not apply to our new postmodern, differentiated and highly mediated society.

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