The Internet Is People: A Response to Marshall Ganz

thenation.com – I am a great admirer of Marshall Ganz. His contributions to movements for social justice from the 1960s to the present have been enormous. Having audited his Harvard class on community organizing, I know he is a master teacher. Thus it is with some reluctance that I write to take issue with his recent review of my book The Big Disconnect: Why the Internet Hasn’t Transformed Politics (Yet). Alas, we have our own disconnect.

Civic Tech and Engagement: With Waze, Who’s in the Driver’s Seat?

techpresident.com – Screenshot of Waze.com’s live map for Rio de Janeiro Can you be a “connected citizen” if you don’t know that you are connected to government? That’s the question that’s been on my mind since Waze, the crowdsourced traffic data company recently acquired by Google, announced a major new partnership with ten local cities and governments around the world called “Connected Citizens.” Under this program, Waze will be giving city, state and county authorities like the New York Police Department and Rio de Janiero’s Operations Center real-time traffic incident data (aggregated and anonymized) and in turn getting timely and relevant data from the authorities about scheduled events (construction, marathons and the like) that can also cause traffic problems.

First POST: Patient Zero

techpresident.com – Patient Zero Pew Research Center for the People & the Press’ new study on the different media sources most trusted (or distrusted) by conservatives and liberals in America is getting a lot of attention today, even though it basically reports what we already know: conservatives trust Fox News and distrust most other news sources; liberals trust a range of outlets including the New York Times, NPR, the BBC and PBS.

Here’s the LE poster for Phish’s 10/21&22 Santa Barbara, CA run by Ken Taylor. Edition of 650. At stands both nights

twitter.com – Twitter Search query Language: English Have an account? Sign in Here’s the LE poster for Phish’s 10/21&22 Santa Barbara, CA run by Ken Taylor. Edition of 650. At stands both nights 0 replies 28 retweets 59 favorites

Reduce, Reuse, Rehydrate! LE Phish Pint in Santa Barbara #PhishCupAndMe

phish.com – Phish returns to the Santa Barbara Bowl tomorrow and Wednesday with two back-to-back sold out shows. As part of the Santa Barbara Bowl’s “Greening the Bowl” efforts to reduce the number of single-use items for SB Bowl concerts, we’ll be offering an LE collectable Klean Kanteen Phish Event Pint, which will be sold at merchandise and concessions locations tomorrow and Wednesday nights. Bring your pints back that night and any future Santa Barbara Bowl shows to receive a $1 discount on drink refills.

The Sincerity Project, Candy Volcano and More Comprise FringeArts’ Edgy Fall Lineup

beyondfrequency.com – emcade.com – If you’re looking for cutting-edge live arts and experiences this fall, look no further than FringeArts. Its autumn lineup comes on the heels of a record-breaking 2014 Fringe Festival and includes performances at La Peg, the on-site restaurant and beer garden serving as a the cultural center of the Delaware waterfront. The season kicks off with Halloween Jack’s Glamtasm Masquerade costume party on Friday, October 31st at 9:

FringeArts fall season brings a First Friday residency, an “anti-play” and more

beyondfrequency.com – philly.com – Allie Volpe, philly.com Posted: Monday, October 20, 2014, 2:20 PM First there was the Fringe Festival along with the opening of La Peg, then the sold-out “Rosas Danst Rosas” weekend run earlier this month, and now FringeArts (140 N. Columbus Blvd.) is keeping the culture alive with more performances and excitement this fall. Come for the shows, stay for a meal (or vice-versa), leave after a one-of-a-kind experience.