Intersection of Technology & Politics: Personal Democracy Forum 2009 round-up

What's at the intersection of politics and technology? More than a
thousand people at 60th and Broadway on June 29 and 30th, aka Personal Democracy Forum 2009.

I attended Day 2 of PdF and suggest that first, before anything else, you check out the new IT Dashboard
that lets you see how your taxpayer dollars are being spent by the
federal government in a way you've never seen before (the system is
said to have crashed just an hour after it was unveiled yesterday but
it's fine right now).

Then, browse the links and live-blogged sessions from yesterday (including Twitter streams during each session):

Innovation in Government, Obama-Style: Beth Noveck and Vivek Kundra, and Macon Phillips, introduced by Craig Newmark

Chairman Steele said, “Take the lid off”: The New GOP Web Presence: Todd Herman

Social Networks and Social Revolutions: Randi Zuckerberg

21st Century Statecraft: Fostering Citizen-Centered Diplomacy and Development: Alec Ross

The Machine is (Changing) Us: YouTube Culture and the Politics of Authenticity: Michael Wesch

The Dangerous Power of Sharing (Power): Mark Pesce

Accountability Journalism Online: Jay Rosen Interviews Dan Froomkin

How the Internet Ecosystem Can Improve Journalism: Frank Rich, Karen Tumulty, Dan Gillmor, Scott Simon, Andrew Rasiej (moderator)

State/Local Online Politicking: How Community Hubs Can Change the Scene: Blake Rutherford, Jason Barnett, Steven Clift, Cyrus Krohn (moderator)

PoliTech Demos: Andrew Hoppin of, David Moore of OpenCongress, Benjamin Stein of MobileCommons and Tristan Harris of Apture

Final Plenary: Can How?: A Conversation With Rep. Steve Israel, Jack DorseyEllen Miller, Andrew Rasiej and Joe Trippi

For a quick list of reviews:

Two from the Wall Street Journal:

Technology “Creating Remarkable Shift in Responsibility” in Washington

Twitter’s Role in Iranian Election Crisis Debated

And one from WIRED:

Anthropologist Wows Personal Democracy Forum. Whatever.

Then, courtesy of Nancy Scola with PdF, here's a link
to a view of the audience during Michael Wesch's amazing presentation
as well as the Flickr stream of photos that were taken at the event.

Finally, for a full recap of the event, read Nancy's posts, The Reviews Are In..., Launching in Beta...Day Two and The Future Is Being Written - Day One Recap.

Bonus: I was there blogging for my site,
The Moderate Voice and and I'm proud to tell you that that look of
recognition came over folks when they saw "BlogHer" on my
press pass tag made me smile.


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