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13 Responses to “Ethan Zuckerman on civic engagement”

  1. LIBIntOrg says:

    Thanks for the article. For info on people using voluntary Libertarian tools on similar and other issues worldwide, please see the non-partisan Libertarian International Organization @ http://www.Libertarian-International.org ….

  2. “impactful” blick : P. What’s the opposite of symbolic? C’mon… is there a semiotics expert in the house?

  3. Chris Ellis says:

    Impactful is not a word.

  4. SoItBegins says:

    When I first read this, I thought it said ‘Ethan Zuckerberg’.

  5. anansi133 says:

    Not having 82 minutes to spare I read the liveblogged notes
    http://civic.mit.edu/blog/erhardt/ethan-zuckermans-dml-keynote-beyond-%E2%80%9Cthe-crisis-in-civics%E2%80%9D

    It’s pretty inspiring stuff. When politics gets the same kind of highly polished, impermeable sheen over its workings that consumers get from consumer goods, people are going to want to break the warranty just like we do in hacker spaces.

    I’m looking at a HELLO WORLD project with my city council, hoping to scale that leverage up to the larger scale over time. 

  6. I watched the whole thing and found it very useful for my own work as a digital activist. I feel like this is great language. My mission as a digital strategy consultant is to help occupy move from symbolic to impactful and help progressive political actors move from thin to thick engagement. Both of those vectors point to the same place, one with more ‘real’ democracy and agency for individuals and communities that are under represented because of our wealth dominated political process.

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