In 2011 I co-curated the Ars Electronica Symposium with Chinese author Isaac Mao. I published an introductory text on the conference website. The conference sought to make sense of the social media-fueled revolutions and protests that were taking place throughout the world in 2010 – 2011.
In 2010 and 2011 I maintained the bilingual blog Información Cívica to document my full time consultancy for Open Society Foundations. I was aided by my co-author, Juan Arellano. Through case studies and interviews, the blog sought to document and evaluate the use of technology and information by Latin American civil society, and help narrow the divide between the influential “digerati” and more experienced public advocacy groups.
In 2010 I directed a team of 16 researchers to complete a global mapping of technology projects that aim to promote transparency, political accountability and civic participation. The six-month mapping culminated in a widely referenced final report and lead to a second phase of research that focuses on in-depth, longer term impact evaluation.