Internet activism, democracy & law
From Arab Spring to Occupy Wall St (etal.), RIAA & MPAA vs. MegaUploads vs. Annonymous, Internet activism is connecting with people in an unprecedented way, breaking through barriers and sometimes breaking the law. The "flash-mob" is maturing to capture real mindshare of the grass-roots and instigate action that is both social and with a political purpose, grabbing headline and driving major shifts in politics and policy. If this is the beginning, what's next?
Ron Cannarella commented
First, dinner and a good night's sleep. Can't to into battle with an empty stomach and insomnia. This is where my heart is; I make maps, work for the State as a forester, been political activist all my life, and not afraid to do the heavy lifting. On Makiki-Tantalus NB 10 and still fuming over how the Occupy ohana was treated. These views are my own, and do not reflect the views of the C&C of Honolulu, the Makiki-Tantalus Neighbord, or the Dept Land & Natural Resources. See you there.
Seems like you already have a lot to cover in HIA - A grassroots tech movement, and this topic might benefit from its own session.
Why not combine this with "Hawaii Innovation Alliance - A grassroots Tech movement"?