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This post draws some key paragraphs from my writing on online contention in China, which is a topic I have been researching for the better part of the last 6 months. I find that the success of Internet contention to provoke a positive state response depends largely on the forms... Continue reading
Posted May 16, 2013 at Colliberate
As one of the big resounding final questions for the Gov 3.0. class, we asked ourselves: what do we mean by “technology” ? When we talk about the intersection of tech and policy, what precisely do we mean by tech? Tech apparently needn't be digital, needn't be electronic at all,... Continue reading
Posted May 16, 2013 at Colliberate
The following is an excerpt from the “Smart Cities” session of NYU Wagner's Governance Lab Experiment: “The city will only become truly smart when its people are both its sensory and analytic capacity. In the smart city, groups form around common urban interests and common information sources. This is the... Continue reading
Posted Apr 21, 2013 at Colliberate
Midway through the semester, we were joined in the NYU Wagner Gov 3.0. class by more members of the GovLab team --Stefaan Verhulst, the GovLab's Chief Research and Development Officer, and Aaron Cohen, Internet history professor at NYU and GovLab co-founder -- as well as Rick Matasar (VP for NYU's... Continue reading
Posted Mar 30, 2013 at Colliberate
WHAT IS BIG DATA? While the idea of “big data” is well-entrenched in places like phone companies and stock exchanges, it is only beginning to gain traction in other sectors –especially the public and non-profit sectors. Where data comes from (sensors, social media, transaction records, etc.), what forms it takes... Continue reading
Posted Mar 25, 2013 at Colliberate
LINDSEA K. WILBUR is a student in the Futures Studies department of the University of Hawai'i, Manoa. She is a writer interested in the Internet, networks, human-computer interaction, system sciences, narrative inquiry, consciousness, and the culture and history of Hawai'i. As the chair of the recently re-activated Internet Society-Hawai'i Chapter,... Continue reading
Posted Mar 20, 2013 at Colliberate
This blog is about collaboration –both as a means, and as an end-- in open governance. NYU's GovLab gives the following definition of governance: how institutions analyze information and make decisions to solve collective problems. We can consider openness from the perspective of open-source software, in which the source code... Continue reading
Posted Mar 13, 2013 at Colliberate
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The preparation and research that went into my next post led to my writing the previous one --”3-D Printing After #SOTU”, which was about some possibilitites and challenges in 3-D printing and its applications. Thinking through these, I think we have a dual imperative: engaging a kind of civic sensibility... Continue reading
Posted Feb 27, 2013 at Colliberate
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Thanks to the spotlight President Obama shone on 3-D printing in his State of the Union address last week, the technology (also known as additive manufacturing) has been elevated to national prominence in post-SOTU public discourse. 3-D printing has been around for a while –it started with the invention of... Continue reading
Posted Feb 24, 2013 at Colliberate
"CITIZENSHIP begins with self-reliance, independent livelihoods and knowledge of and adherence to societal rules. But citizenship is more than that: it is a sense of ownership of social problems and solutions, which entails taking collective responsibility in a way that transcends private interests. Citizenship is something that relates to society;... Continue reading
Posted Feb 10, 2013 at Colliberate
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