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On May 15, the LBJ Library and the LBJ School of Public Affairs co-hosted a summit on Open Government. If you weren’t able to join us in person or virtually, worry not. The entire fascinating day is available online for your viewing pleasure. It will be time well spent!

Commencement 2009 05/23/09
Speaker: Bill Bradley
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Open Government on the Internet: A New Era of Transparency 05/15/09
Speaker: Bill Bradley
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Open Government on the Internet – Panel Discussion: Texas and Transparency 05/15/09
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Panel on Texas and Transparency: The Hon. former State Representative Sherri Greenberg, LBJ School of Public Affairs; The Hon. former State Representative Talmadge Heflin, Texas Public Policy Foundation; Fred Zipp, editor, Austin American-Statesman Read More
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Open Government on the Internet – Panel Discussion: Transparency and Application Development 05/15/09
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Panel discussion on Transparency and Application Development:
Conor Kenny, OpenCongress/Sunlight Foundation; Damien Brockmann, billhop.com; Eric Gundersen, President of Development Seed Read More
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Open Government on the Internet – Panel Discussion: Technology and Transparency in the Federal Government 05/15/09
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Panel discussion Technology and Transparency in the Federal
Government: Kshemendra Paul, Federal Chief Architect, Office of Management and Budget; Clay Johnson, Sunlight Labs; John Wonderlich, Director of Policy, The Sunlight Foundation Read More
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Open Government on the Internet: A New Era of Transparency 05/15/09
Speaker: Susan Combs
Texas State Comptroller Susan Combs talked about efforts in Texas to increase transparency and the challenges the state faces. Introduction by LBJ School Professor and former State Representative Sherri Greenberg.Read More
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Open Government on the Internet: A New Era of Transparency 05/15/09
Speaker: Silona Bonewald
Silona Bonewald, founder and director of the League of Technical Voters, discusses her work with government transparency and the challenges and benefits of an archive of all federal web site content. Read More
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Open Government on the Internet: A New Era of Transparency 05/15/09
Speaker: Vivek Kundra
Federal Chief Information Office (CIO) Vivek Kundra speaks to the Conference from The Archer Center, a part of the University of Texas System, from Washington D.C. on the work the Obama administration is doing to use technology to increase government transparency. Read More
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Open Government on the Internet: A New Era of Transparency: Introduction 05/15/09
Speaker: Gary Chapman
LBJ School Professor Chapman, organizer of the Open Government Conference, talks about government transparency and the role the Internet will play in the future. Read More
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LBJ Students Discuss Open Government 05/08/09
Speaker: LBJ Students
Four students from Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs Professor Gary Chapman’s policy research project (PRP) on government transparency on the Internet discuss the Open Government on the Internet conference taking place May 15, the issue of government transparency, and the LBJ PRP experience… Read More
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The 3th Annual Technology, Colleges, and Community (TCC) Worldwide Online Conference will be held April 15-17. The theme of this year’s conference is “The New Internet: Collaboration, Convergence, Creativity, Contrast , and Challenges”. While TCC is a worldwide online conference designed for university and college practitioners, several of the workshops have application to the online dialogue and deliberation world and those of us interested in using technology for professional development, networking, and collaboration. Just a few examples:

Here’s a brief description of the conference theme this year:

The new Internet is a global workspace for collaboration and sharing while providing forums for different voices, new challenges, and creativity. People, technologies, and perspectives have converged, and yet there is a greater diversity of tools to communicate, collaborate, create, and compete. Today, the Internet is proliferated with “weapons of mass collaboration.” (See Wikinomics by Don Tapscott & Anthony Williams, 2006)

My experience with this conference last year was very positive and I’m intrigued by the way the University of Hawaii is using this distance education platform for an online conference.

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Rod Amis sent me a podcast interview with Silona Bonewald, our wonderful partner who founded the League of Technical Voters, the visionary of the Transparent Federal Budget, architect of our “We Are All Actors” weekend August 10-12, and the woman who has dragged me to two code-a-thons.

In this interview conducted by Tom Parish and produced by Rod, Silona talks about the Transparent Federal Budget, the results of our We Are All Actors weekend, Net Neutrality, the importance of transparency, creating online identities, supporting online dialogue, “hot babes” of open source, SXSW, Women in Open Source technology, open source social networking and open standards, Lawrence Lessig, taking control of our own information, and having a vision so powerful that you can’t NOT follow it. (She’s a civic entrepreneur!)

And she talks about Texas Forums!

Editor’s note about the podcast.

Listen and be inspired!

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 docubloggers

KLRU, the public television station based in Austin and serving Central Texas recently launched “Docubloggers” a “half hour weekly series that takes a community-driven, interactive look at life in Central Texas. Combining documentary filmmaking and viewer interaction, Docubloggers incorporates stories produced by the community to create a portrait of the region. Viewers will have a chance to be a part of our interactive community and submit content to be considered for the web and air.”

This is a curated form of citizen journalism that is worth monitoring.

mmmm, I wonder if someone out there would be interested in producing a docublog about our Achievement Gap project with E3 Alliance and Austin Voices.

If that appeals to you, join us at the LBJ Library on June 21 at 6 to learn more about this project. It promises to be a story worthy of a KLRU airing.

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OK, I’ve spent a bit more time with innerTOOB, a new tool for making podcasts interactive I described in the previous post. Now I’ve discovered that we can link to all of podcasts uploaded by a particular user. We can put that link on our home page and people can easily link to ALL  of our podcasts loaded in innerTOOB. I’ve registered under the username texastaylor so the link is:

http://html.innertoob.com/toobs/texastaylor/

(I may re-register using Texas Forums as the username to increase our visibility, but I’ll let you know!)

I’ve only loaded one toob so far – ok, here’s my crack at defining “toob”… it’s a new term to add to the growing social networking jargon, but a toob is just a podcast converted to a format that enables the user to jump to specific places in an audio file and add written comments. This could be a very interesting way to share audio and use it to create conversations. It would also be great for the large number of audio files in the LBJ archive. Imagine being able to jump to a specific quote in a speech by President Johnson!

But here’s a real example. In this first posting, Diane Miller talks about reclaiming the public’s role in public life, what it takes to be an effective public leader, everyday heroes, and Rich Harwood’s book Hope Unraveled. Each of these points could stimulate a very interesting dialogue online. InnerTOOB makes that possible! This is what it looks like. Note you can start listening at exactly the spot where the interviewer poses a question to Diane Miller by clicking on the “jump on” button. From there you can add your comments via text chat. Click on the picture below and check it out!

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So what do you think?

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I’ve discovered a cool tool for embedding comments and links that allow you to jump to a particular place in a podcast. This is one way to create a discussion about pieces in a podcast or to quickly find specific references within a podcast.

If I’ve done this right, this link will take you to a podcast interview with Diane Miller from last year. I’ve broken the podcast down by the questions she was asked so that people could add their own responses via text. Cross your fingers that this works! Eventually I’ll get Elaine to show me how to embed the player along with a link!

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First Night

Well, we’re approaching midnight and the energy level is still very high here at the League of Technical Voters Code-a-thon at Tek Republik.

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We kicked off the evening with yummy soft fish and fajita tacos provided by Trudy’s here in Austin. We have plenty of food outside under the big white tent where there are also comfy chairs and a DJ spinning real albums!

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I finally met Jon Lebkowsky author of Extreme Democracy. People have been telling me for years that he is someone I need to meet and they were right. The ideas were flying furiously! He gave me a copy of his book so when I’m tired of sitting in front of this computer, I’ll curl up on one of these large, comfy looking bags and read.
Silona gave a presentation of the overall goals for the weekend and the variety of projects volunteer programmers can work on. Adam Mayer who flew in from NY for this event gave an overview of how Drupal works and how to use some of the tools in Drupal. I was a bit lost, but I don’t really need to know the messy details. I’ve got my own “To Do” or shall I say, my own “tada” list of things I want to accomplish this weekend. (So far, I’m mostly adding to my list as I meet people who refer me to more cool tools!)

Joel Greenberg of Friends Talking Podcast interviewed me. He’s got a sweet set up for on location podcast interviews. He uses a shotgun microphone mounted in a homemade shockmount made of pvc pipe, a bicycle handle grip, and black rubber bands. The microphone probably runs about $250, but he save at least $150 with his gerryrigged shockmount. His recorder is a Sony High Mini Disk Recorder with USB which makes downloading a breeze. I love my little snowball mike, but I don’t have the portability that he has.

Well it’s midnight and the beer just arrived. The accordion player couldn’t make it so we won’t have midnight polka music. Probably just as well…everyone is still pretty hard at work!

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Now off to add my wish list to the project wiki for this roomful of programmers to tackle. Pinch me!

[note to self: add “learn how to spice up blog entries with graphics” to tada list!]

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podcasting

listen here to a podcast

This podcast is an interview with Diane Miller that was done by our friends at www.hearthis.com!

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