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Opening keynote at 2013 Digital Media and Learning conference in Chicago, IL, by Ethan Zuckerman, Center for Civic Media, MIT. Notes on the talk at ...

Opening keynote at 2013 Digital Media and Learning conference in Chicago, IL, by Ethan Zuckerman, Center for Civic Media, MIT. Notes on the talk at http://civic.mit.edu/blog/erhardt/ethan-zuckermans-dml-keynote-beyond-%E2%80%9Cthe-crisis-in-civics%E2%80%9D, YouTube video of the talk at: youtu.be/-EeMnqU6Kh8 (my speech starts about 20min in)

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  • Beyond “The Crisis in Civics” Ethan Zuckerman MIT Center for Civic Media (@CivicMIT, @ethanz)
  • “Lunch Scholars” Austin Oberbillig and Evan RicksOlympia High School January 2012
  • Jay Leno“Jaywalking”
  • cartoon by Drew Dee
  • 112th Congress 10% approval 61 bills passedof 3914 proposed
  • 19 20 21
  • 19 image from Wikimedia Commons
  • 20 visualization by National Journal
  • 21
  • 19 20 21
  • thinsymbolic impactful thick
  • slactivism thin quadrantsymbolic impactful thick
  • thinsymbolic impactful thick
  • thinsymbolic impactful thick
  • thinsymbolic impactful thick photo from WNYC.org
  • thin small scalesymbolic impactful large thick scale
  • from symbolic to impactful 5000 kyat simcardkiirti.org campaign rynda.org (India) (Myanmar) (Russia)
  • art from William Dwight Whitney, 1911
  • photo credit: Joel Page lever: legislative
  • associated press lever: authority
  • lever: public opinion
  • lever: DIY infrastructures
  • tactic: petitiontheories of change: legislative, authority
  • tactic: DDoStheories of change: authority, public opinion
  • social petition sit-in march media celebrity ...legislativeauthority Xpublic opinionDIY
  • petition sit-in march media celebrity ...legislativeauthoritypublic opinionDIY
  • I CAN HAS PROTEST? achievable
  • testable
  • trackable
  • plausible?
  • thin thickInterest-driven (YOUMedia Chicago)
  • thin thickconnecting change with existing passions
  • join leadership organize teams put up posters spread the videowatch the ladder of engagement video
  • m e nt ga ge g en asini ncredeep enin g know ledg e
  • join movement work with leadership Ugandan question orgs IC learn about LRAwatch the ladder of engagement video
  • small scale large scale
  • descriptive
  • Controversy  MapperWith  Yochai  Benkler,Hal  Roberts  and  teamevaluative
  • normative
  • if we want civic participationthat is thick, impactful and scaleable:
  • if we want civic participationthat is thick, impactful and scaleable:get beyond politics vs. activism,and focus on agency
  • if we want civic participationthat is thick, impactful and scaleable:get beyond politics vs. activism,and focus on agencyunderstand levers as well asdeveloping new tactics
  • if we want civic participationthat is thick, impactful and scaleable:get beyond politics vs. activism,and focus on agencyunderstand levers as well asdeveloping new tacticsdeepen foundations of understandingwhile climbing the ladder of engagement
  • if we want civic participationthat is thick, impactful and scaleable:get beyond politics vs. activism,and focus on agencyunderstand levers as well asdeveloping new tacticsdeepen foundations of understandingwhile climbing the ladder of engagementunderstand that thick participation atscale means devolving control
  • thanks for listening @ethanz ethanz@mit.edu