June 25th – CTX World Future Society’s The Evolution of Cooperation

EFF-Austin will be present for the latest meetup of the CTX World Future Society. Their speaker will be Mike Ignatowski and he will be discussing The Evolution of Cooperation.

The description of evolution as “survival of the fittest” says more about the social attitudes of 19th century England where it was coined than about the the actual trends in the development of life. In reality, the history of biology and society is a story of increasing degrees of cooperation at ever greater levels, and the reasons why are very interesting. This new way of looking at the world is key to understanding the long term future of human development. The presentation will provide a more optimistic view of future possibilities than one would get from just listening to the daily news. The meeting format will include a presentation followed by a spirited group discussion.

Mike Ignatowski has over 30 years of experience in the hi-tech industry and is currently a Sr. Fellow at AMD Research in Austin. Mike has given many lectures on emerging technology and social trends, and currently serves as the president of the Central Texas World Future Society.


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EFF-Austin attends CTX World Future Society’s The Evolution of Cooperation

Sunday, Jun 25, 2017, 7:00 PM

Cafe Express
3418 N Lamar Blvd Austin, TX

2 Activists Attending

EFF-Austin will be present for the latest meetup of the CTX World Future Society. Their speaker will be Mike Ignatowski and he will be discussing The Evolution of Cooperation.The description of evolution as “survival of the fittest” says more about the social attitudes of 19th century England where it was coined than about the the actual trends in…

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April 10th Meetup – Using Texas Legislature Online (TLO) To Hack State Policy

Our speaker this month will be Chris McConnell, who will offer a skillshare on how to use the Texas Legislature Online system to hack state policy. Chris McConnell, Ph.D., is a policy researcher who has been involved with Open Austin since 2009. He has worked for organizations that include the House Research Organization at the Texas Legislature, the Telecommunication and Information Policy Institute at UT Austin, and the National Center for Women & Information Technology.

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Using Texas Legislature Online (TLO) To Hack State Policy

Monday, Apr 10, 2017, 7:00 PM

Capital Factory
701 Brazos Street, Suite 1601 Austin, TX

32 Activists Went

Our speaker this month will be Chris McConnell. Chris McConnell will offer a skillshare on how to use the Texas Legislature Online system to hack state policy. Chris McConnell, Ph.D. is a policy researcher who has been involved with Open Austin since 2009. He has worked for organizations that include the House Research Organization at the Texas Leg…

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January 9th Meetup – The Future Of Governance

Our speaker this month will be Jake Dunagan.

Jake Dunagan is an experiential futurist, governance designer, and teacher. He is Director of Design Futures at verynice.co—a design, innovation, and foresight consultancy that gives half of its work away for free to non-profits, and adjunct professor of Strategic Foresight in the Design Strategy MBA and Strategic Foresight MBA programs at the California College of Arts (CCA). Jake’s work has been centered on the concept of social invention and novel methods to help individuals, organizations, and governing institutions re-imagine and re-invent their futures. He has worked with governments, businesses, foundations, and non-profits around the world. Recent research projects include the future of social entrepreneurship, applied embodied cognition, judicial foresight, kid’s technologies, intellectual property law, and the future of work. He has created tools to increase citizen participation in political system design, as well as designed visual media, interactive experiences, and public engagement projects that inject alternative visions of the future into the present.

Jake is going to be talking to us about the future of governance. We are nearing consensus that our systems of government are partially or fully broken. And yet, most mainstream ideas for how to fix government are regressive, incoherent, or timidly incremental. What would a truly novel form of governance look like? What problems would it solve, or not? How might it work? Who would benefit? Who would suffer? Jake Dunagan, Director of Design Futures at verynice.co and former director of the Governance Futures Lab at the Institute for the Future, has been leading efforts to empower a new generation of social inventors to re-design governance for the 21st Century. Combining a short lecture with participatory exercises, Jake will introduce the basic tenets of political system design and facilitate a group creation of a “mission statement” for a Free State of Austin.

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The Future Of Governance

Monday, Jan 9, 2017, 7:00 PM

Capital Factory
701 Brazos Street, Suite 1601 Austin, TX

57 Activists Went

Our speaker this month will be Jake Dunagan.Jake Dunagan is an experiential futurist, governance designer, and teacher. He is Director of Design Futures at verynice.co—a design, innovation, and foresight consultancy that gives half of its work away for free to non-profits, and adjunct professor of Strategic Foresight in the Design Strategy MBA an…

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