For months there has been a call to bring the General Assembly into people’s homes. Direct Democracy doesn’t work for people who can’t make it out to directly participate.
Please join the discussion on this topic on the Tech Ops forums.
Portland is working on a proposal to allow people to vote over livestream while Boston is working on live blogging using a service called Cover it live. Here in NYC we are working on digital polling of GA’s using radio “clickers” as well as recording live tweets. Our live stream will soon be getting a high def boost to make sharing of our meetings all the more clear.
Let’s look at some of the pro’s and con’s of off site participation. Continue reading
NOTE: This proposal was submitted to the Facilitation Working Group on 1/5/11 in anticipation of a presentation at Spokes Council on Friday 1/6/11. It is also viewable on the main nycga.net site here. For a more detailed cost breakdown of this proposal, check out the itemized post. Also, the whole thing is available as a PDF, here: Tech Ops Funding Proposal MERGED
The Technology Operations group of the New York City General Assembly strives to provide tools that enable our movement to connect and communicate with each other and the world through technology. We provide as many tools we can to support OWS and the broader Occupy Movement as we all transform the world. Some of our more notable projects include tools that many people in the movement use every day: Continue reading
To read the written proposal for Spokes Council, check out this post.
Total max one-time cost (if all items approved): $10,608.99
- Member Reimbursements: $1216.77
- New Hardware Purchases: $6892.22
- Vendor Services: $2500.00
Total recurring monthly expense: $863.68