Tag Archives: Citizen Engagement

GovLab Editorial Meeting Links, 8/15/13

A Strangely Beautiful Map of Race in America – The Atlantic Cities: “Demographic researcher Dustin Cable’s Racial Dot Map is staggering both visually and statistically. How presidential elections are impacted by a 100 million year old coastline – Deep Sea News: “The legacy of ancient coastlines, chalk, soil, cotton, and slavery can still be seen today.   African Americans make up over […]

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Understanding Open Data with Joel Gurin

Joel Gurin recently joined the GovLab as Senior Advisor, and on July 17th, he spoke to the organization about his work on open data and its impacts on individuals, organizations, and society. Joel previously served as Chief of the Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau at the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) for two years and then […]

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GovLab Editorial Board Meeting Links, 8/2/13

How the Digital Divide Leaves People Out – PBS: Who is not being counted when data is scraped from the Internet, whether from tweets or searches? Digital Divide: Access Is Not Enough – The Journal: Owning Internet-connected technology is only part of being an engaged user. I’m still here: back online after a year without […]

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GovLab Editorial Board Meeting Links, 7/23/13

Health Insurer’s App Helps Users Track Themselves – MIT Technology Review: “CarePass can integrate data from wearable tracking devices like Fitbit or Jawbone’s UP, as well as apps like MapMyRun; it can take into account doctor visits, prescriptions, and blood pressure or cholesterol records. It will also point users to trustworthy symptom and diagnosis information through iTriage, software that […]

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Toward Collaborative Governance – an interview with Beth Noveck

Recently, Beth Noveck,  founder and director of the GovLab, outlined her vision for collaborative governance in an interview with Joel Gurin, who has now joined the GovLab as a senior advisor.  Joel is the author of an upcoming book on Open Data, which he writes about at OpenDataNow.com. The interview focuses on new ways of […]

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GovLab Editorial Meeting Links, 7/12/13 — The Syria Conflict

Report: Web-monitoring devices made by US firm Blue Coat detected in Iran, Sudan – Washington Post: Blue Coat Systems produces network security equipment which shields against unwanted elements such as computer viruses. The equipment can also be used to limit communications, so it’s tagged as “dual use.” In Syria, for example, Blue Coat devices have been […]

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“We need the brightest minds to help solve the biggest challenge”

President Obama: “We need the brightest minds to help solve our biggest challenges. In this democracy, we, the people, realize this government is ours. It’s up to each and every one of us to make it work better. And we all have a stake in our success.” Read the President’s full remarks here, and see all […]

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How we set up the perfect policy lab?

In the The Guardian today Abhinay Muthoo and Siobhan Benita , both at the University of Warwick, are announcing the creation of a new attempt to align “academia with Whitehall”, called “The Warwick Policy Lab” (WPL). The vision behind WPL: “It will be driven by evidence, not ideology, and will therefore be able to apply […]

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The 21st century public servant

It was Niccolo Machiavelli who stated that “Whosoever desires constant success must change his conduct with the times”. So how can democratic institutions successfully solve 21st Century challenges?  This will not only require a re-design of those institutions, integrating 21st Century practices, but will also necessitate public leaders to change their “conduct with the times”. […]

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