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.
Re:Group: Beyond Models of Consensus opens to the public on Thursday, June 10, 2010, with a moderated discussion with the exhibition curators, followed by a reception. Both events are free of charge.
5PM: Curators Talk Discussion with the curators, Paul Amitai, Marco Deseriis, Beka Econonopoulos, Jason Jones, and Mushon Zer-Aviv, moderated by Beryl Graham of UK-based new media curatorial research institute CRUMB.
6PM-8PM: Artists' Reception Join the artists and curators for a viewing of the exhibition.
The opening week of Re:Group: Beyond Models of Consensus continues with a "Breakfast with the Artists" reception & talk on Friday, June 11, 10AM-12PM, moderated by Re:Group curators and featuring exhibiting artists Institute for Infinitely Small Things, Christopher Robbins, Takashi Kawashima, John Hawke, and Giana González. The event is free and open to the public.Join us for coffee, bagels, and good discussion!