cedem13 day 2

Summary #CeDEM13

The CeDEM13 call promised “networking, great keynotes, good food” (see www.donau-uni.ac.at/cedem). And we delivered: the CeDEM13 presented keynotes by Beth Noveck, Karine Nahon, John Carlo Bertot and Tiago Peixoto. Presenters and attendees came from 23 countries, allowing for interesting converstations and networking opportuniteis. And the food? Well, the social dinner was a delicious success, held at the Late Brasserie overlooking the Danube.

So this was CeDEM13. But we still have a little bit more on offer.

We blogged throughout the whole conference, and the digitalgovernment blog gives you a summary of all the CeDEM13 sessions (includes photos, presentations and further material). If you want to actually see what it was like, take a look here:

You need more? Yes, of course.

  • This is the overview to the 2,5 CeDEM13 days (CeDEM13 program_final.pdf).
  • If you want to know more about CeDEM13, and the relevant content use the tag cedem13.
  • But  if you just want to have a look about what our 4 Keynotes had to say, use our tag cedem13 keynotes;
  • If you want to read about the sessions on Day 1 (2013, May 22nd), use the tag cedem 13 day 1;
  • For the session on Day 2 (2013, May 23rd) use the tag cedem 13 day 2;
  • And for the session on Day 3 (2013, May 23rd) use the tag cedem 13 day 3;
  • If you want to look at the pictures, find them in our CeDEM13 flickr Album;

The CeDEM13 proceedings will soon be available online (OA) as a pdf, and in book format by the end of summer. We will let you know – so come back!

It was a pleasure meeting you all in Krems, and we hope you enjoyed the CeDEM13 conference! Are you interested in CeDEM14?

CeDEM14 will be held 21-23 May 2014 in Krems – more details to be found on our website www.donau-uni.ac.at/cedem stay tuned  via Twitter  or sign up for our newsletter.

If you can’t make it then, join us for the CeDEM-Asia in autumn 2014 in Hong Kong (dates to be announced).

* JeDEM Open Access E-Journal: Call for Papers – submit a paper of your work until 17th June 2013. Focus of the next issue: Transformation of Citizenship and Governance –  special Asia focus. For more inforamtion please contact us here.

And last but not least – Peter Paryceks closing presentation:

Peter’s final question and remark: “What would Max Webe do? See you @CeDEM14 in Krems”

#cedem13 Day 2 afternoon, Reflections

CeDEM13, day 2

find more pictures in our CeDEM13 flickr album..

5-minute Reflections on….

….E-Participation, E-Government, E-Voting

Marko M. Skoric, Nathaniel Dunbar Poor

Barriers to Entry and Online Political Activism. Slacktivism has pre-internet origins and does not require a high level of involvement. Slacktivism is motivated by selfishness and narcisitic reasons, constructing an online identify etc.. Pros are lowering the barrier for participation, raising awareness; Cons: Slacktivism has little to no impact on political outcome. (more…)

#CeDEM13 Day 2 afternoon, Keynotes

CeDEM13, day 2#CeDEM13 Day 2 afternoon, Keynotes: Karine Nahon and John Carlo Bertot

Behind the Scenes:
In
formation Flows in Networks

Karine Nahon, University of Washington

Among Nahon’s research interests are information flows, natural gate keeping and inequalities in cultural technologies. She is also co-author of the book “Going Viral” and on several boards striving to make information more transparency.

Information flows are a way for us to have traces, which can help us understanding the interrelations between technologies and social structures. How can viral information flows impact social structures? Information flow is also a mechanism to both reproduce social norms, but also to transform them. One example of viral movies is the Gangnam Style music video, which reproduces the values we already know. On the other hand, we find a subtle criticism of the capitalist system in Korea. (more…)

#CeDEM13 Day 2 afternoon, Keynotes: Karine Nahon and John Carlo Bertot

Behind the Scenes: Information Flows in Network

Karine Nahon (University of Washington)

Karine Nahons keynote begins with film of the protests in Israel in July 2011 agaisnt the regime. Are these protests the result of facebook? No the “success” of protests (up to 500,000 protesters) was due to the use of  news paltforms.

We need to look at these information flows: they are traces, help us understand events and the relationships betweeen technology. But we also need to understand that information flow, in particular viral information, offers not only reprodcution but also transformation. Such information flows challenge institutions and fundamentally transform the structures of institutions and power relations among stakeholders. Importantly, change does not occur through technology, (technology is always changing!) but through changes in behaviour. (more…)

#CeDEM13 Day 2 morning, Workshop Open Research

Workshop, SE 0.3, 11–12.30

Open Research: Data Management and Policies in the Austrian national context

Michela Vignoli, Ross King

Open Research means open access to reasearch data and papers.

Michaela Vignoli shows the need to develop a new research culture that reflects current research work: distributed teams, digitised content, e-infrastructures, computer aided search and processing of data, online cooperation (“e-reserach”).

Open research is therefore a response to the developing research culture.

The universites in Austria have adopted the “green” OA path.

Invited Speakers:

  • Wolfgang Nedobity, Universities Austria;
  • Tomasz Miksa, TU Vienna;
  • Ross King, AIT. (more…)