Monday night December 12, NYU, Personal Democracy Media will present a flash conference titled, “From the Tea Party to Occupy Wall Street and Beyond: The Future of Networked Democracy”
What: From the Tea Party to Occupy Wall Street and Beyond: The Future of Networked Democracy
When: Monday December 12 2011, 6pm-8.30pm
Where: NYU Kimmel Center, 10th Floor,60 Washington Square South, NYC
Who: Open to public. Register ($5)
The conference will explore how decentralized and distributed empowerment is enabling new forms of political movement, and ponder questions like:
- Are these movements leaderless, or leaderfull? And either way, how do they make decisions?
- Are these movements working within the system or trying to create a new one?
- Getting co-opted: A danger or a sign that you’re winning?
- Is a group still its own worst enemy?
- New media and over-communication: how do these movements manage the cacophony they help create?
- Is networked democracy to top-down politics what citizen media is to broadcast media?
Ori Brafman, co-author, The Starfish and the Spider
Beka Economopolous, organizer, Occupy Wall Street
Marianne Manilov, co-founder, The Engage Network;
Jenny Beth Martin, co-founder, Tea Party Patriots
Mark Meckler, co-founder, Tea Party Patriots
Clay Shirky, NYU, author, Here Comes Everybody
Marina Sitrin, author, Horizontalism;
Nelini Stamp, organizer, Occupy Wall Street
Zeynep Tufekci, University of North Carolina.
Moderated by Micah L. Sifry and Andrew Rasiej