We can illustrate a network according to Fuchs, C. as a self-organising structure established by segments, relationships and interactions and the resulting patterns from such applications. Additionally that space is an activity tool for that network structure. Fuchs further argues that all social structures are networks, in that ‘society creates space, space creates society’ and individuals through modification of such space result in a network. This is further argued by Castells, M. that while communication technology is increasing the capabilities of the network society, it does not define it. Instead that technology is society – a collection of multi-dimensional networks. The relationships that bridge the space within your workplace or home, are constructs of a network society.
To understand such social transformation, Castells, M. illustrates in The Network Society: From Knowledge to Policy that through societal needs and assumptions we configure technology to suit individual values, consumption and priorities. Globalisation, according to Castells, is another form of a multi-dimensional network – due to the boundless aspect of networks. While globalisation is a result of networks and a ‘global village’ such networks are prejudice, with Castells stating “in this early 21st century, it excludes most of humankind, although all of humankind is affected by its logic, and by the power relationships that interact in the global networks of social organisation.” Thus while global society as a whole is influenced and shaped by networks, we are not all connected to this network society and that power and wealth rests in those who ‘control’ and have access to such networks.
(Source: https://balancesociety.files.wordpress.com/2011/12/balance_society_network_map-scaled1000.jpg, Photoshop done by Sam Cavanagh).