In Code We Trust: crowd sourced democracy in the 21st century – NYC Event Thurs 1 July #nyc #opengov

Noel Hidalgo will be presenting a public discussion “In Code We Trust” at Eyebeam NYC this Thursday July 1 2010. A live video stream is promised.

“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.

Date: Thursday, 1 July 2010 from 6:30 – 9:30
Location: Eyebeam, 540 West 21st Street, New York, NY 10011 (map)

Format:
6.30 – 7:30 – Happy Hour / Socializing / Viewing of exhibits & installations
7:30 – 7:45 – Introduction to the RE:Group show
7:45 – 8:30 – 6 Lightning presentations (20 slides at 6 mins 40 sec) -
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8:30 – 9:30 – Question and Answers

Hosts:
Noel Hidalgo, New York State Senate
Beka Economopoulos, Not An Alternative

Presenters:
Sarah Kaufman – Projects Coordinator, Emerging and Intelligent Transportation Systems, MTA New York City Transit
Laurel Ruma – Gov 2.0 Evangelist, O’Reilly Books
Daniel Latorre – VP, Digital Placemaking, Project for Public Spaces
Phillip Ashlock – Open Government Project Manager, OpenPlans
Ben Berkowitz – Founder, SeeClickFix

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The discussion is  held in conjunction with the  Eyebeam exhibit: Re:Group: Beyond Models of Consensus, which examines models of participation and participation as a model in art and activism. Re:Group proposes that with participation now a dominant paradigm, structuring social interaction, art, activism, the architecture of the city, and the economy, we are all integrated into participatory structures whether we want to be or not. The exhibition showcases work that subverts existing systems or envisions new alternatives to the ways in which individuals can take part, or choose not to take part, in social and cultural life.