Dr. Moira Gunn talks about journalism and the internet with author and former Former Associated Press correspondent, Tom Rachman. Rachman's debut book, The Imperfectionists, begins as a celebration of the original 24/7 news cycle with focused on the personal lives of various news reporters, executives, copy editors, and a reader.
In a departure from the typical technology interviews and presentations, Doug Kaye reviews the recent trip to Egypt that started just before the country's demonstrations commenced. He tells the story of how he and his wife dealt with the events and what he learned from talking to Egyptian citizens. He also discusses the importance of technology to the population, as well as what he thinks might happen as events continue to unfold.
Tim O'Reilly - Government as a Platform for Greatness
The government is not a vending machine for services. In this Gov 2.0 presentation Tim O'Reilly discusses how the government can be a development platform for greatness by taking advantage of web 2.0 features ranging from cloud computing and social media to mobile platforms.
Dr. Moira Gunn talks with prominent public radio host, author and agnostic, Micheal Krasny, about the contents of his new book, Spiritual Envy … An Agnostic's Quest.
Data transparency is not enough; danah boyd powerfully argues that the character of data depends on its interpretation and states her case for data literacy. If people are ignorant about how data is generated, selected and interpreted, power accrues to those who can 'spin' the data to support their opinions and biases. Using the example of publicly available sex offender data, released under Megan's Law, boyd shows that understanding the complexity of data is just as important as making it transparent.
As educational leaders, how much time do we spend on political and policy issues? That question frames this 2010 NewSchools Summit session, which features an accomplished panel of educational reformers who provide insight on how to be politically savvy in the broader landscape. Focusing on the operational is not enough to drive impact and results to advance educational progress - leaders create systems of change when they devote energy and resources in political action and advocacy.
Journalists tell stories. In this Where 2.0 presentation, Matthew Ericson talks about how the New York Time's team of designers, cartographers, and developers worked as journalists to create interactive maps and charts that told stories about the 2008 presidential election.
John Podesta and James Fallows discuss Gov 2.0 communication challenges for presidential candidates and administrations, and how messaging strategies and tactics affect international perceptions of America.
Dr. Moira Gunn talks with author and Nobel Laureate, Dr. Burton Richter, about the science behind the earths rapid warming.
Clay Johnson, Director of Sunlight Labs, reviews several entries from the 'Apps for America II' development contest which make exclusive use of the Data.gov knowledgebase.