Why is the City Square Square?

Jaron Lanier on the future of public space.

16th-century map sourced from “Caracas, La Ciudad Colonial y Guzmancista,” by Graziano Gasparini, 1978.
Tahrir Square in Cairo, Egypt on July 2nd, 2011. Photo © Ahmed Abd El-Fatah from Egypt WikiCommons
“The Fight between Carnival and Lent” by Pieter Bruegel the Elder, 1559.

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