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PDM Special Book Event, Sept. 24: Steven Johnson on the Rise of the 'Peer Progressive'

BY Micah L. Sifry | Tuesday, September 11 2012

Credit: Steven Johnson

Is there a new political philosophy emerging from things like open source software development; massive community sharing hubs like Wikipedia, Kickstarter, and Reddit; peer-to-peer social networking; experiments in "Liquid Democracy," and the rapid spread of resource sharing tools like ZipCar, AirBnb and Car2go? Is it time to start talking about replacing the "welfare state" with the "partner state"?

On Monday, Sept. 24, at 7:30 p.m. at the New York Law School, I'm looking forward to exploring all those questions and more with noted author Steven Johnson, whose new book "Future, Perfect" is must-reading for people who believe in the power of open, collaborative peer-to-peer networking to achieve real social progress.

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FCC.gov to host .GOV Developer Meetup Monday

BY Miranda Neubauer | Friday, April 13 2012

A note for our DC readers: FCC.gov will be hosting a meetup on Monday with the goal of introducing federal agencies' developer resources to the developer community. According to the FCC website, 13 government agencies will give presentations about their APIs and their resources. Those include the Census Bureau, the Department of Transportation, the Department of Education, and the Department of Labor, among others. After each agency gives a 7 to 10 minute "Ignite" talk on their API or their assets, there will be networking sessions where developers can interact with the agencies, write code against these APIs, or present their use cases so government can understand how their assets are being consumed from the outside. The event, from 11 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., will be livestreamed on the FCC's website. Read More

Happening Now: #140conf

BY Nick Judd | Wednesday, June 15 2011

At the 92nd Street Y here in New York City, 140 Characters Conference is getting into gear. A conference about the real-time web's impact on business and society, this year it will feature a few names that might be ... Read More

Obama is at Facebook *Right Now*

BY Nancy Scola | Wednesday, April 20 2011

A reminder that here's when President Obama's Facebook "town hall" is. Read More

A Day to Explore Mobile Citizening

BY Nancy Scola | Wednesday, March 30 2011

Something for your calendar, perhaps. Coming up on April 16th is the MobileCitizen Summit in DC, "a [free] one-day learning laboratory for those interested in applying mobile technologies to empower, fuel and drive ... Read More

Talkin' 'Bout Revolution in Morningside Heights

BY Nancy Scola | Monday, March 7 2011

From left to right, Sheila Coronel, Rebecca McKinnon, Ahmed Shihab-Eldin, and Danny O'Brien. Not pictured: Nazila Fathi and Jacob Weisberg; photo by Nancy Scola   Read More

"Startup America" Starts Up

BY Nancy Scola | Monday, January 31 2011

The Obama White House is today kicking off "Startup America," campaign that the White House says is intended to advance the future-winning goals Obama detailed in his State of the Union address last Tuesday by, ... Read More

PdF Live: Wikileaks and Internet Freedom

BY Nancy Scola | Monday, January 24 2011

Watch live streaming video from pdfleaks at livestream.com PdF's second event on "Wikileaks and Internet Freedom," about which you can read more here, is taking place tonight at NYU. Not in Manhattan tonight? ... Read More

Upcoming PdF Events in NYC

BY Daniel Teweles | Wednesday, January 12 2011

PdF is pleased to announce three upcoming events in New York City that we think you'll find continue to tap into the zeitgeist in an engaging and intellectually provocative way. PdF Presents: A Symposium on WikiLeaks and ... Read More