PersonalDemocracy Forum 2010 PersonalDemocracy Forum is the world’sleadingconferenceexploring and analyzingtechnology'simpact on politics and government. For sixyears, PdFhasattractedthoughtleaders and the mostconnected, drivenpeople in the industry to cometogether and learn. I gotinvitedby Google as one of the 20 Google Fellows - selectedbased on theirexperience in turningideas into action and developing new applications of technology in the politicalorcivicarena. BusyschedulefromWednesday to Saturday: Bootcamp, PdFday 1 (inc. Google Fellowmeeting & Microsoft’scoctailparties), PdFday 2, Unconference
Bootcamp Using video and personalstorytelling for mobilizingyourcause: http://invisiblepeople.tv Word Tree is an interestingvisualization/analysis/searchtool for unstructuredtext: http://manyeyes.alphaworks.ibm.com/manyeyes/page/Word_Tree.html Seehow social media hasbeenused to getcleanwater for morethanmillionpeople: http://www.charitywater.org Google Sidewikibreakingcensorship/moderation in webdiscussionboards and commentthreads? http://www.google.com/sidewiki A new kind of fund-raisingstrategy for non-profits: http://www.causebee.com A nicestoryaboutrandom act of kindness: http://sites.google.com/site/93dollarclub
Day 1 Video archive: http://pdfnyc.civicolive.com Twitterfeed: http://personaldemocracy.com/twitter Using Word Trees to visualize Google suggest data: http://bit.ly/ctr7f9 Mass-audiencevisualizationsthatletexpertsfindhiddenpatternsfrom social media data: http://flowingmedia.com/gallery.html Collect, visualize and analyzeyour social networkfromFacebook, Twitter, Flickr, YouTubeoremailwiththisopensource Excel plug-in: http://nodexl.codeplex.com [examples] Politicalcampaign, transparencyorparticipationplatformreleasesby Google, Microsoft, IBM, ElectionMall, VoteIQ…
Phrase Net (by Flowing Media) PhraseNetsuse a simpleform of patternmatching to providemultipleviews of the conceptscontained a book, speech, orpoem. The imagebelow is a wordgraph made from Jane Austen'snovel "Pride and Prejudice." The programhasdrawn a network of words, wheretwowordsareconnectediftheyappeartogether in a phrase of the form "X and Y”. For instance, "Jane" and "Elizabeth" areconnectedby a thickerarrowsince the phrase "Jane and Elizabeth" occurs 10 times in the novel. The result of thissimplepatternmatchingscheme is a surprisinglycoherentview of some of the concepts in the books.
Day 2 OpinionSpace - engagediversecommunities, solicit and displaytheirviewpoints, and highlight the mostinsightfulsuggestions, U.S. State Department as firstclient: http://opinion.berkeley.edu/ MorningsideAnalyticsdiscovers and monitorsonlinenetworksthatformaroundparticularideas and identifiesthoughtleaderswithstanding in theseaudiences: http://morningside-analytics.com Youask and vote on questions for the candidates. The top tenquestionswillbepresented to the candidates. Candidateswillposttheir video answers. Youdecideiftheyactuallyanswered the questions: http://www.10questions.com