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Engineering Positions at The GovLab, NYU Poly, Brooklyn

The Governance Lab at NYU Poly (www.thegovlab.org) aims to improve our lives and communities by changing how we govern using new technology. We work on high impact, multi-disciplinary projects with partners in city, state, and national governments and other public interest organizations and institutions in the United States and around the world. To fulfill GovLab’s […]

The GovLab is Hiring an Open Data Research Fellow

The Governance Lab is an action-oriented research center based in Brooklyn, New York that works to improve people’s lives and communities by deploying data and technology to change how we govern. We work on high-impact, multi-disciplinary projects with partners in city, state, and national governments, as well as with other public interest organizations and research […]

The GovLab is Hiring A Data Driven Criminal Justice Innovation Fellow

The Governance Lab is an action-oriented research center based in Brooklyn, New York that works to improve people’s lives and their communities by accelerating the use of data and technology to change how we govern. We work on high-impact, multi-disciplinary projects with partners in city, state, and national governments, as well as other public interest […]

Building Social and Expert Movements for Evidence and Transparency: Introducing Sense About Science USA and AllTrials

RSVP here. The talk will introduce Sense About Science USA, the just-launched American branch of the British charitable trust, and its programs Ask For Evidence and AllTrials. Both of these programs seek to create social movements for evidence and transparency as well as providing the tools for experts and the public to communicate evidence and […]

Open Design Patterns For Informed Consent

Ideas Lunch Blog Post Persistent issues with data exchange and the confusion around portability of patient records are barriers to understanding the population’s health and health outcomes. While a comprehensive policy solution to portability of patient information and preferences about the use of their data is not likely in the near term, there are innovative […]

Science 2.0? As profound a change for the science system as web 2.0?

Ideas Lunch Blog Post Systemic changes are currently taking place in the way the science and research system functions. These changes – sometimes referred to as ‘open science’ – entail a shift towards a more open, collaborative and networked way of doing research. The changes are systemic and irreversible and affect deeply the stakeholders in […]

Demos for Democracy, featuring remesh

The GovLab presents Demos for Democracy, an ongoing series of live, interactive online demos featuring designers and builders of the latest innovative governance platforms, tools or methods to foster greater openness and collaboration to how we govern. “remesh: giving groups a united voice to communicate” On July 29, 2014 we had a conversation with Andrew Konya […]

Maintaining Independence and Privacy in a World of Security and Surveillance

Ideas Lunch Blog Post Doc Searls is the author of The Intention Economy: When Customers Take Charge (Harvard Business Review Press, 2012), and co-author of The Cluetrain Manifesto: The End of Business as Usual (Basic Books, 2000, 2010). He is also Senior Editor of Linux Journal, a fellow at the Center for Information Technology & […]

Redesigning governance: In search of the next public business model

Ideas Lunch Blog Post Christian has been head of MindLab since 2007. Prior to joining MindLab, Christian led the public organisation and management practice of Ramboll, a consultancy. Christian is passionate about transforming the public sector’s ability to better meet the needs of citizens and society. Christian has presented to and advised a wide range […]

OpenCorporates: The largest open database of companies in the world. What, how, and where next?

Ideas Lunch Blog Post Chris Taggart is the Co-founder and CEO of OpenCorporates, the largest open database of companies in the world.  OpenCorporates is revolutionising access to and reuse of company data, making it not just freely available on the web, but giving access to the underlying data through its API and with a licence […]