The GovLab: Demos for Democracy features remesh, a Platform for Group Communication

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. Who: remesh, founded by PhD students Andrew Konya and Aaron Slodov, is an online public platform that offers a […]

Water Scarcity, Tech and Public Policy –EdBoard

The GovLab Editorial Board Meetings (“EdBoard”) showcase news and events that encourage thought and discussion about The GovLab’s work. EdBoard is a twice-weekly opportunity for The GovLab team to reflect on how approaches and technologies could help solve problems differently with an eye toward ensuring our work creates real-world impacts. More than anything, EdBoard is […]

The GovLab SCAN – Issue 34

Highlights from this week’s Internet governance SCAN: Two significant legal developments in the privacy and surveillance sphere are being debated this week –the Cyber Information Sharing Act (CISA) within the United States, and the Data Retention and Invesigations Powers (DRIP) Act within the United Kingdom. Critics fear both expand the surveillance powers of the state; ICANN’s accountability is under global scrutiny with a proposal by the civil society Just Net Coalition for the BRICS countries (Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa) to come up with a “new model for Internet governance”, and the French Senate publishing a proposal for a remodeled Internet Governance Forum (IGF) and a remodeled ICANN.

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The GovLab Selected Readings on Crowdsourcing Expertise (Updated and Expanded)

As part of an ongoing effort to build a knowledge base for the field of opening governance by organizing and disseminating its learnings, the GovLab Selected Readings series provides an annotated and curated collection of recommended works on key opening governance topics. In this edition, we explore the literature on Crowdsourcing Expertise. To suggest additional readings on […]

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The GovLab SCAN – Issue 33

Highlights from this week’s Internet governance SCAN: Digital Venice is a conference focused on digital development in Europe held this week in Venice, Italy. Focus topics include how to invest in ICT infrastructure in Europe using both public and private funds, and particularly how to leverage the European Single Market to promote digital competition and innovation in Europe.

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EdBoard – New gTLDs for the public good and the opportunities and issues around “smart” contraception

The GovLab Editorial Board Meetings (“EdBoard”) showcase news and events that encourage thought and discussion about GovLab’s work. EdBoard is an opportunity for the GovLab team to reflect on a) how approaches and technologies could help solve problems differently, and b) how news items relate to our projects with an eye toward ensuring our work […]

EdBoard – Big Data Basics

The GovLab Editorial Board Meetings (“EdBoard”) showcase news and events that encourage thought and discussion about The GovLab’s work. EdBoard is a twice-weekly opportunity for The GovLab team to reflect on a) how approaches and technologies could help solve problems differently, and b) how news items relate to our projects with an eye toward ensuring […]

EdBoard – Wearables for Health, E-Petitions, Citizen Reporting for Housing Discrimination and Open University Data

The GovLab Editorial Board Meetings (“EdBoard”) showcase news and events that encourage thought and discussion about The GovLab’s work. EdBoard is a twice-weekly opportunity for The GovLab team to reflect on a) how approaches and technologies could help solve problems differently, and b) how news items relate to our projects with an eye toward ensuring […]

The GovLab SCAN – Issue 32

Highlights from this week’s Internet governance scan: ICANN’s 50th public meeting concluded this week. Topics of particular focus included the transition of the NTIA’s stewardship of the IANA functions; ICANN’s accountability update; and issues arising from the new gTLD program; Issues of privacy and cybersecurity have led to a shift in the global data services marketplace, with a trend away from using U.S.-based companies; The World Summit on the Information Society +10 High-Level Event concluded this week, producing two outcome documents –one reviewing ICT developments in the past decade, and one laying out a vision for ICT development in the next decade.

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