June 8, 2011

Barbara Glickstein is the co-director of the Center for Health, Media and Policy.

Gilliam photo credit/govfresh.com
Gilliam photo credit/govfresh.com

I spent the past two days at the Personal Democracy Forum (PDF11) in NYC. The focus in on how technology is changing politics and how “we the people” can use technology to advance democracy globally.  It’s my second year attending PDF and I plan on attending PDF12. This gathering brings together people from many sectors – including politics, technology, and global activism.  Jim Gilliam, the founder of 3dna, presented on “The Future of Sharing.”  I was live tweeting the conference and stopped moments into his talk, looked up, and never looked back down to tweet or take notes. I was riveted to every word and their meaning. As  Andy Carvin, National Public Radio‘s senior product manager for online communities tweeted “@acarvin: Stop whatever you’re doing & watch this talk by @JGilliam. Trust me.” So here it is.   There were many excellent presenters who provided incredible insights and information. Their talks are also available on the PDF website.  I highlight Jim’s talk because our work focuses on the power of media to influence health and health policy. Check it out and let me know what you think.  Be well.