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The New York Civic Tech Meetup is for change-makers, social entrepreneurs, artists, hackers, academics, technologists, and government employees who want to use technology to improve the lives of citizens. Together, we share knowledge, build tools, and solve problems.

We want to foster interaction and collaboration among diverse groups who share core beliefs and values.

Upcoming events (2)

What Moves Us: NYC's Approach to Managing Algorithms

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MUST RSVP HERE: https://bit.ly/3cjDugv What Moves Us is a Civic Hall event series dedicated to providing our community with the opportunity to engage with thought-leaders, learn about emerging innovations, and join in topical conversations across the civic tech landscape. In this event, join Alex Foard, Senior Advisor for Data Analytics and Project Integration at the NYC Mayor’s Office of Operations, and Micah Sifry, Co-Founder of Civic Hall, for a conversation about NYC’s approach to managing algorithms. MUST RSVP HERE: https://bit.ly/3cjDugv

Civic Hall & Digital Void Present: Political Influence(r)

Register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/civic-hall-digital-void-present-political-influencer-tickets-116686537575 [You must register on Eventbrite to attend!] How can we interpret and discuss political communication on new media platforms? How are up-and-coming politicians utilizing Instagram to build and engage with audiences like influencers? What is the connection between digital media and populism? Josh Chapdelaine will discuss recent historical examples of how accepted genre conventions of digitally mediated broadcasts can be used to create and replicate feelings of authenticity, look at how politicians use influencer tactics to create stronger parasocial relationships with audiences, demonstrate the potential for politicians to deceive, coerce, and manipulate audiences, and offer strategies to help stay vigilant in a rapidly-changing digital media environment in this special one-hour discussion about our rapidly evolving digital and political environment. Instagram emerged as a prominent social media platform for political communication ahead of the 2018 election. The introduction of the platform’s ephemeral features, Instagram Stories and Instagram Live, created a new way for its users to communicate with audiences. In particular, US Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez used Instagram Stories and Instagram Live to engage with audiences about her personal life, her experiences on the campaign trail, and myriad sociopolitical topics in a more intimate manner than social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter had previously allowed. Similarly, Beto O’Rourke and Senator Elizabeth Warren used Instagram’s ephemeral features to varying degrees of success. Public audience discussions about these performances soon began to question the authenticity of the politicians’ performances. Here, we'll discuss everything from Michael Bloomberg's meme army to how to better defend against disinformation and misinformation in ahead of the 2016 election. Register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/civic-hall-digital-void-present-political-influencer-tickets-116686537575 [You must register on Eventbrite to attend!]

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Public Interest Technology and Social Change

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