This past Monday & Tuesday in NYC was Personal Democracy Forum Conference, the best in the game – great assemblage of tech-politics thinkers. My eighth year in a row, eight of nine, wouldn’t miss it. Good seeing friends & new colleagues. The bridges b/w the various scenes — party politics, campaign vendors, bloggers & political media, public-benefit tech advocates — has been significantly bridged by their ongoing efforts. Read more
This video presentation, by Prof. Yochai Benkler of Harvard’s Berkman Center for Internet & Society, is one of the best articulations I’ve ever seen of the meaning of “participatory politics”.
Please watch it in full & share it: Blueprint for Democratic Participation.
(We’d embed it here for handiness, but alas, no such sharing enabled by the host site, unless you subscribe for a membership, but that’s all right. We’ll be talking about this extensively & excitedly in the months to come.) Read more