Earlier this month, I stopped in Los Angeles to see what was happening at Goverment 2.0 LA, a hybrid of the unconference/camp and conference model organized by Alan W. Silberberg and Lovisa Williams. I’ve already shared some thoughts on what I learned about language of government 2.0, the history of disruptive innovation and the ways government adapts to technological change.
While I’m proud of those posts, one of the themes that emerged from the weekend was the importance of video for communication. I’m not at all on “video as the new text,” especially for countries with low Internet penetration or bandwidth, but there’s no denying that online video has extraordinary power in conveying messages. Just look at video of Iranian protesters on the streets of Tehran, reports from the earthquake in Haiti or the President of the United States on YouTube. Tune in to CitizenTube any minute of the day to witness that power in action.
Following are short videos from Gov2.0 LA organizers and attendees that share their takeways from the event.
@lovisatalk talks about the goals of the Gov2.0 LA Camp.
@BenBerkowitz is the CEO of SeeClickFix.
@LewisShepherd discusses collaborative technology and government.
@wmburke talks about Govluv.org, on online platform for connecting to government representatives using Twitter.
@AntonioOftelie conducted a Government 2.0 Survey for Harvard’s Kennedy School.
@AlanWebber talks about the international flavor of the Gov2.0 LA Camp.
@LaurelRuma on her impressions from Day 1.
@LisaBorodkin on the language of Government 2.0.
Christina @Gagnier on communicating about Government 2.0.
@JustinHerman goes West Coast.
@AdrielHampton on his impressions from Day 1.
Finally, here’s GovFresh.tv‘s video that features interviews with some of the people above and more: