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Re: [ox-en] OII News [2006.02.01]: Reconsidering "Open Source Politics"

Hi list!

3 months (105 days) ago OII Events wrote:
Please may we bring to your attention the following forthcoming event:
- Reconsidering "Open Source Politics"

Speakers: Matthew Hindman, Assistant Professor, Political Science
Department, Arizona State University

Date: 08 Feb 2006, 15:30 - 17:00
Location: Oxford Internet Institute, 1 St Giles, Oxford, OX1 3JS

Attendance: This event is open to the public, if you would like to
please email your name and affiliation to events

Did anyone attend this talk? How was it?

Over the past few years, many political elites and popular observers
suggested that America is undergoing a shift towards "open source
The Howard Dean presidential campaign, the rise of political blogging,
online groups like have all been cited as evidence that
collaborative techniques first seen in open source software have taken
in American politics. This talk argues that novel forms of
production are indeed becoming an important part of the political
but that there are also other--and less flattering--parallels been open
source software development and nascent forms of open source politics. I
discuss the importance of traditional players in online organizing,
winners-take-all patterns between and within political groups, and the
organizational role played by social elites.

						Mit Freien Grüßen


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