Douglas G. Pinkham is president of the Public Affairs Council, the leading international association for public affairs professionals. The Council is a non-partisan, non-political organization that provides training and development, “best practice” information and benchmarking services to the profession.
His experience is focused primarily on helping very large corporations (some would call them dinosaurs) get agrip on citizen advocacy and the power of the network. As he has shown so many clients, engaging clients, engaging citizens, makes you stronger. They are NOT a threat, they are a foundation for transformation. Below is his contribution to OSS ’02. We strongly recommend all of the publications offered by the Public Affairs Council. Both slides lead to the same briefing.
Lori M. Wallach has been director of Public Citizen’s Global Trade Watch since 1995.
Lori Wallach applies public intelligence in the public interest, and is a true leader of the emerging Epoch B community of indigenous peoples and independent citizens who value appreciative inquiry deliberative dialog, and responsible advocacy against those elements that seek to destroy the commonwealth–Earth–for the short-term profit of a few.
The below text from special coverage of her by Foreign Policy (Spring 2000) came to us courtesy of Moises Naim and was included in the hand-outs received by those attending OSS ’01.
Click on above fpr talking points used for the Jane Wallace show in 1998. Hackers are an advanced form of Collective Intelligence.
There are three main hacker networks in the Western world, all open and legal: Hackers on Planet Earth (HOPE) based in the New York City area; Hackers/THINK Conference based in Silicon Valley, and Hac-Tic, the European network that includes Germany’s CHOAS Computer Club, which meets in The Netherlands on alternating years with HOPE.
In the 1990’s there was a group that included Parker Rossman focused on the World Brain and the possibilities inherent in the proper integration of human and machine intelligence. OSS ’97 was fortunate to have a member of this group present some ideas.
For a time it appeared as if the US IC might actually listen, and a short standard briefing emerged that appeared to capture the essentials. Below is the outline as it appeared in the Proceedings for OSS ’96.
Doug Engelbart invented the mouse, hypertext, and other foundational elements for what we have today in the way of cyberspace communications. He received $10,000 from the Stanford Research Institute (SRI) for his mouse patent. They sold it to Logitech for $80,000, and of course today there are billions of the little suckers generating perpetual revenue. He remains devoted to achieving the Holy Grail: enabling the human species to fulfil its role as Earth sense-maker and cosmic force. Below is the presentation he made to OSS ’94.