Today I received notice from Chan-Gon Kim, Vice Mayor of Guro District in Seoul, South Korea and PhD from Rutgers on e-democracy that he had read my posting about his work in e-democracy. We exchanged a couple of e-mails and he sent me his power point presentation and his dissertation from Rutgers. (Pretty cool when you can spend your Saturday morning in electronic dialogue with a Vice Mayor in South Korea!)
I’ve uploaded his dissertation, PUBLIC ADMINISTRATORS’ ACCEPTANCE OF THE PRACTICES OF DIGITAL DEMOCRACY: A MODEL EXPLAINING THE UTILIZATION OF ONLINE POLICY FORUMS IN SOUTH KOREA for your review. The power point slides need some formatting and I think they’ll look better as a quicktime movie or some other format. Any ideas???
In the meantime, his dissertation (I’ve only read the exec summary and a review by Steven Clift at DoWire) will be my reading material for the flight to San Francisco tomorrow. I’m working with Don Means of Digital Village Associates on the Community TeleStructure Initiative, Fiber to the Library. We have a very interesting array of people coming, many I know from a past life!
I’ll be home in time for the fourth of July festivities. I’m working on a report about our fabulous Presidential Forum Watch Party. You may have noticed some blog postings from some unknown characters. They were our citizen bloggers writing during the Tavis Smiley moderated forum on June 28. But this is just a tease. More later…