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Occupy Forum - Democracy OS
Date Monday December 15
Time 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location Details
Global Exchange, 2017 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA - 94110
Event Type Other
Organizer/AuthorKarthik
Information, discussion & community! Monday Night Forum!!
Occupy Forum is an opportunity for open and respectful dialogue
on all sides of these critically important issues!

OccupyForum Presents. . .
Pia Mancini on DemocracyOS
(Democracy Operating System)

"Occupy Wall Street. Arab Spring. Greek Riots. We've been experiencing a great crisis of representation these past decades, regardless of our location, ethnicity or culture. The political system insists in excluding most of us from the spaces where the decisions are made that impact our lives. The internet has changed everything: the way we share and consume culture, how we engage in commerce, and how we communicate with others. But the internet has failed to change in one key area of our lives: politics. Democracy is in great need of a serious upgrade.

"We are working on a user-friendly, open-source, vote and debate tool, crafted for parliaments, parties and decision-making institutions that will allow citizens to get informed, join the conversation and vote on topics, just how they want their representatives to vote. A tool that will transform the noise we create during protests into a signal that has a clear, direct and strong impact on the political system. Our vision is that DemocracyOS will become the operating system of a more open and participatory government."
-- DemocracyOs.org (Go to http://www.DemocracyOS.org for more information.)

Come hear Pia Mancini speak via Skype from Buenos Aires, Argentina, about the
exciting new development called DemocracyOS (Democracy Operating System).

Since Buenos Aires is 5 hours ahead of us, it will be 11pm there when we
start here at 6pm, so please be on time!

Time will be allocated for announcements. Donations welcome, no one turned away.
Study up beforehand (or after the fact) at these sites:

Link to Huffington Post article: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/thierry-
dufay/democracy-20-the-power-of_b_5964188.html
Link to Wired Magazine article: http://www.wired.com/2014/05/democracy-os/
Link to Pia Mancini TED talk on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?
v=NXfYNdapq3Q
Preview YouTube video Pia Mancini: How to upgrade democracy for the Internet era
Added to the calendar on Sunday Dec 14th, 2014 4:37 PM
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