On Networked Solidarity Organized and moderated by Mushon Zer-Aviv
Discussants: Chris Blow, Ushahidi.com & Meedan.net; Christopher Robbins, WPA 2010 & Ghana Think Tank; and Nadine Wolf, Elecciones Transparentes.com.
As we've seen in Haiti, networked collaboration enabled geeks to affect disaster relief efforts, a job previously exclusive to governments, NGOs and multinational corporations. Will they stick around after the hype has passed? Is the network actually changing the flow and directionality of global attention? Are we seeing the prospects of a new networked solidarity or is it just another trending topic?
In Code We Trust, Crowd Sourced Democracy in the 21st Century
Organized and moderated by Noel Hidalgo, Director of Technology Innovation, New York State Senate and Beka Economopoulos, Not An Alternative
"In Code We Trust" is the new motto for Government in the 21st century. Across the country, geeks inside and outside of government are developing a new participatory and transparent Federal, State and Municipal governments. Built upon open-source tools, open standards, and best practices, this panel will highlight authorized actors as they practical examples of initiatives from private, public and government sectors.
Aaron Koblin is a media designer and artist focused on the creation and visualization of human systems. Currently working out of San Francisco, California, Aaron transforms large abstract data sets into humanly contextualized information. Aaron received the 1st. Place Science Visualization Award from the U.S. National Science Foundation, and has work in the permanent collections at the Museum of Modern Art in New York. He received his MFA from the department of Design | Media Arts at UCLA before undertaking visualization projects at MIT and Stanford Universities.