Friday, 1 August 2008

Friday Walrus -

Friday afternoon here in a very wet Wellington. I have been here for two days. I've enjoyed it. I spent time in the NLNZ in the Adjunct Director role, as well as taking the chance to go to the Internet NZ AGM last night.

Digital Development Forum
Also had some interesting meetings today, including a catch up on the new The Digital Development Forum and Digital Development Council who are tasked " to work together to help realise New Zealand's Digital potential" They are independent bodies not tied to any government agency. However, the NZ government is offering some solid financial support for the first few years.

Those following this issue will know the new bodies are being coached into life through a foundation board led by Fran Wilde. If you want more on what they are up to , head over here.

Digital Development Forum.
Right now I want to briefly touch on the plans for the Digital Development Forum. This is the wider stakeholder group which will, in time, or so we hope, drive both the composition the membership , and the work plan and direction of the Digital Development Council.

Curiously this reminds me of the early learning's around MMP - i.e. when we all had to learn that the real vote was the party vote - so in this case the smart money says keep your eye on the plans around the formation and makeup of the Forum.

There has been nervousness around the NZ rialto, especially from the creative/cultural/content industries that the proposed set up is too ICT focused and doesn't allow enough space for the interests of the wider sector groups to get involved.

Again the mes age is - make sure you keep focused on the formation meetings to the Forum, because that's where the real stakeholder representation will be thrashed out.

Today I learned a date for the first cut of this process has been set for 23rd September, where people and their organisations get to understand and contribute to the structure and work plan of the Forum.

One of the already identified sectors is the creative/cultural / content sector. I will post more on this when details emerge - however, it is good to hear that plans are afoot.

Internet NZ new Board members
I'm also planning to to post more on the Internet NZ AGM next week. Herewith, however, the results of the vote for new board members.

Jamie Baddeley (3 years)
Michael Wallmannsberger (3 years)
Chris Streatfield(3 years)
Donald Clark(3 years)
Jonny Martin(2 years)
Neil James(2 years)

Oxford Internet Institute

From the mailbox overnight comes this update from the Oxford Internet Institute. Many of their sessions are webcast - check here.

OII often debates on issues that are of similar concern or interest to NZ. For example they report the UK's Minister for Digital Inclusion, Paul Murphy, came to the OII recently to discuss how the UK Government plans to tackle digital inequalities.

They also have some great events coming up, and the new Digital Forum might consider emulating some of the topics they bring out for discussions. For example:

Tues 12 August:
Future Directions for US Public Media
Dr Walter Baer

Thurs 11 - Sat 13 September:
Oxford e-Research Conference 2008

Wed 17 September:
Anti-war activism: New Media and Protest
Dr Jenny Pickerill

Wed 24 - Thurs 25 September:
GikIII Workshop

Mon 6 - Tues 7 October:
Fourth International Workshop on Human-Computer Conversation

Thurs 23 October:
Lecture by Professor Manuel Castells

Thurs 30 October:
Addressing Your Email Productivity Paradox: A Master Class
Dr Monica Seeley

While in the pipeline they have Vint Cerf (Chief Internet Evangelist, Google) (23 Sept) / Prof Manuel Castells on the political implications of the network society (23 Oct) / Prof Eli Noam (Columbia Business School) on Ultra TV for Ultra Broadband (13 Nov)

Applications for visiting fellows OII also have an active visitors fellows programme. Its been going strong since the early days of the OII, with 53 academics, industry leaders, practitioners, Civil Society advocates and policy makers have also spent time with the over the years. Latest visitors include:

Dr Linda Jean Kenix (Senior Lecturer, University of Canterbury, New Zealand) who will be examining how particular Internet blogs may facilitate, or conversely, hinder the process of social change. Are many of the most 'popular' political blogs actually functioning as an inhibitor to deliberative democracy?

Dr Jenny Pickerill (Lecturer in Human Geography, Leicester University) who is currently exploring anti-war activism in Britain, and anti-capitalist activism and everyday life.
[Note her event: 'Anti-war activism: New Media and Protest' on 17 Sept above]

Dr Tanai Khiaonarong (Senior Lecturer, Westminster Business School) who has research interests in the impact of ICTs on financial services: his work focuses on how central banks use the Internet to support their monetary and financial stability mandates.

They are inviting applications for a limited number of places on their Visitor Programme for 2009:

Have a safe weekend. I am off to Napier to do the whanau thing.


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