Calls & Events

Watch the Archive - From the Tea Party to Occupy Wall Street and Beyond

NYU Kimmel Center, 10th Floor, 60 Washington Square South New York, NY 10012 | December 12, 2011

A flash conference presented by Personal Democracy Media, in partnership with The Engage Network and NYU ITP: Watch the Archive Learn More

Public Parts: Why It's Good to Share Online

December 8, 2011

Jeff Jarvis

Longtime PdF friend and prolific blogger, author and journalism professor Jeff Jarvis discusses his new book Public Parts. Topics include Facebook's efforts to turn "frictionless sharing" into an all-purpose enclosure of the Internet, which ... Learn More

How to Organize a Political Community Using Reddit

November 17, 2011

Eddie Geller and Erik Martin

Every day, half a million people visit the community news site Reddit to share links and filter information. Frequently, they also join together on all kinds of projects, many of them altruistic and/or political. On this call, we'll learn ... Learn More

Fighting for the Internet: Inside DC's Policy Wars

November 3, 2011

Gigi Sohn

Gigi Sohn's organization, Public Knowledge, is a nonprofit that works for universal access to affordable and open networks, a balanced approach to copyright, and consumer rights. In this talk, we get her inside perspective on what it’s ... Learn More

Discussing the Book, "The Internet of Elsewhere"

August 18, 2011

Cyrus Farivar

A discussion with freelance technology journalist, Cyrus Farivar, about the spread of technology and its sometimes surprising effects in four regions of the world: Iran, Estonia, South Korea, and Senegal. About "The Internet of Elsewhere" Learn More

Discussing the Book, "In the Plex"

July 13, 2011

Steven Levy

A detailed discussion with Wired Magazine writer Steven Levy regarding his fascinating book unravelling the master search engine on the net, "In the Plex". Levy picks apart Google's exeptionally profitable ad-brokering business and their ... Learn More

Discussing the Book, "The Filter Bubble"

June 28, 2011

Eli Pariser

An in depth conversation with Eli Pariser, author and board president of about his groundbreaking book investigating the rise of personalization on the web, The Filter Bubble. Pariser discusses how this growing trend threatens to ... Learn More

The Internet's Future: Will it be Free?

May 26, 2011

That the Internet will remain as free and open as it was designed to be looks less sure than ever. With on-going battles over net neutrality, broadband access, and online speech, what does the future look like, and how can it be changed? ... Learn More

Beyond TXT - Mobile Campaigning for 2012

May 12, 2011

Katie Harbath

Mobile strategy is about more than texting -- it's about rethinking and reshaping how your supporters interact with your campaign when they're on the go, whether they're visiting your site, using an app, or looking at mobile search ads. ... Learn More

Connected Cities: How Boston is Linking Citizens to Government

April 28, 2011

From mobile apps that tell you when the bus is coming or report a pothole, to online maps that match information about government programs (like stimulus funding) to locations in your neighborhood, Boston is leading the way for cities using ... Learn More

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