Internet & Society Conference 2004 (IS2k4): Votes, Bits, and Bytes
For the full IS2k4 Conference website, please visit this link: http://cyber.harvard.edu/is2k4/
December 9-11, 2004
How are technologies changing politics, both in the U.S. and abroad? The purpose of this conference is to take a skeptical, results-oriented look at the current state of politics after the 2004 election and from an international perspective in terms of issue-based campaigns, emerging business models, and new tools that affect politics both online and off. The conference will focus on the following questions:
- Has "citizenship" changed in the online era?
- Are online business models helpful guides for politics and political organizing?
- What international examples are promising?
- Did the web affect the 2004 election?
Download the Conference Briefing Materials, which include a "Working Hypothesis" about the effect of the internet on politics and three background modules. The Hypothesis will be refined and debated in the course of the three-day event.