at PDF ‘09, Mayor Bloomberg announced his version of Government 2.0, something called the BigApps competition. for the past few months, many within the OpenGov NYC community have wondered what the hell is going.
with two weeks till the deadline, a group of entrepreneurs and OpenGov supporters are organizing BigAppsDevCamp to explore the NYCEDC’s RFP and RFPI.
join us this Saturday or next for BigAppsDevCamp and the future of OpenGov NYC.
this is close to my morning commute… at ride the city, you can plot your bike routes and help the internets make NYC a safer city for biker.
NYC doesn’t get any better than this!
“the lost tribes of new york city” – a short by londonsquared productions.
the social, the city – in infrastructure personified.
as my own work has firmly entrenched the idea of creating your own media (ie my work during the Beijing Olympics), especially when it comes to under serviced/reported political actions, i’ve now discovered that Take Back NYU! has been live streaming vis-a-vis Ustream. sadly, at this very moment, they are off the air.
in this age of techo-political theater, if you want to control the message, you MUST control the media. in my two cent, arm-chair activist review, i think they should have gotten a mogulus stream and pre-packaged their asks into an endless number of videos clearly illustrating their demands while splicing in live feeds from their occupation. at a minimum, these kids should be twittering updates and taking their message directly to the public. BUT don’t get me wrong, this is one step up from the New School occupation…
btw, if anyone has access to these kids, someone should slip them a cell phone with qik and teach them to twitter. if the cops/authorities do decide to use force, there’s nothing more dramatic than a jostling moving image with people screaming/chanting “don’t tase me bro!”
good luck comrads!
Streaming live video by Ustream