The Stata Center at MIT.
Highlights so far from the first evening and night at the Center for Future Civic Media:
- As usual when I show up for these things, putting dozens of online “friends” into the friend-met category. People like Amy Gahran, JD Lasica, Ethan Zuckerman, Brian and Ryan from Rich Gordon’s teach-programmers-journalism project at Northwestern, and……. yeah, so trying to make this list means I’m leaving a bunch of people out, obviously, but you’re all frickin’ amazing.
- Henry Jenkins talking about the parallels between Spock and Obama.
- Checking out the MIT research projects. Gotta love the guy who gave a dorm full of undergrads hacked iPhones so he could study how their music sharing habits match up with their calling habits and physical proximity to friends.
Plenty more live-tweeting on Twitter, today, I’m sure. Look for the #futurecivic hashtag somewhere like Summize.com to follow the conversation.