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July 9, 2009

Pittsburgh City Council Looks to Technology to Expand Democracy

Pittsburgh City Councilman Bill Peduto will hold a press conference today at 1:00 PM in the City Council Conference Room prior to a special session of Council. The purpose of the session is to "look at the use of new media and technology in the advancement of democracy."

We're talking things like: local government iPhone applications, live-streaming of meetings, instantaneous feedback from constituents, and deliberative polling.

Also participating today will be:
  • Dr. Priya Narasimhan- CMU, creator of YinzCam technology
  • Paul Fireman – Vivo
  • Brad Winney - Panopto, Inc.
  • Jay Resio – MyGov365
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