February 09, 2004

Digital Democracy

I'm attending the Digital Democracy Teach-In that's part of O'Reilly's Emerging Technology Conference here in San Diego.

Half the audience is busy typing away, lots of people blogging what's going on here. So far the sessions have been tended to be a bit boosterish about the marvels of technology (the digital being more emphasized than the democracy, although there have been some interesting exceptions).

Best panel comment so far today, in my opinion, was from Jay Rosen on the journalism panel. A question from the audience: "What does digital democracy look like?" Jay Rosen came back with (I'm paraphrasing): "I think a better question is, what does a democratic culture look like, and how do we use digital technology to improve that culture?" Thank you Jay for saying that.

Posted by brian at February 9, 2004 02:30 PM


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