Beyond Broadcast Conference

Beyond Broadcast Conference

  • Posted on: 14 February 2007
  • By: Colin

On February 24, 2007 there's a conference at MIT titled "Beyond Broadcast: From Participatory Culture to Participatory Democracy". Here's a short blurb from the conference website:

"For 50 years broadcast media have played a powerful role in shaping political culture and mediating citizen engagement in the democratic process. Now a participatory culture is putting the tools of media creation and critique in the hands of citizens themselves. We invite you to MIT—to explore the means, the message, and the meaning of the post-midterm, pre-presidential YouTube moment."

CCTV staff and volunteers covered the conference last year. Many of the videos can be found here.

For my work at the Berkman Center for Internet & Society (one of the event co-sponsors) I put together this short video from an event we sponsored recently about some of the Internet tools people are using at the state and local level to involve citizens in the political process. The video, titled "Political Information in an Internet Era," is relevant to some of the issues that will be discussed at Beyond Broadcast this year.

If you're interested in attending, you can register at the conference website. Students receive a discounted price.


Thanks for posting this, Colin. It is so exciting, there is so much going on, but a little overwhelming, too. Always like thinking about how we can incorporate new technologies and new ways of thinking about things here at, keep us posted!