Imaging Notes: Political Footprints on the Planet

This is the quarterly editorial by NextNow member Tim Foresman in Imaging Notes, a premier Digital Earth publication.  Many thanks to Myrna Yoo, NextNow member, collaborator on ISDE5 and Publisher of Imaging Notes. Timothy W. Foresman, Ph.D., is President of the International Centre for Remote Sensing Education. He has been director of United Nations Environment Programme’s Division of Early Warning and Assessment (Nairobi, Kenya) and national program manager for NASA’s Digital Earth (Washington, D.C.). He is editor of The History of Geographic Information Systems, 1998, Prentice Hall. Dr. Foresman was the Director-General for the 5th International Symposium on Digital Earth (www.isde5.org)…

More Election Protection

A last suggestion for protecting democracy on Nov. 4, if necessary.  This one is an interesting, and as always non-partisan alternative from CREDO Mobile (you do NOT need to be a CREDO Mobile customer) to help ensure that people are not deprived of their right to vote. If you are ready and willing to take action, sign up for CREDO Mobile’s election protection text network. We’ll send a text message to your mobile phone if there is an election protection emergency in your county. Sign up for election protection text message alerts now. We know you’re getting a lot of…

Election Resources

PLEASE REVISIT the October 17 post, “Something We Can Do,” which now includes new online election resources, including the beta version of TransparentDemocracy, whose CEO is Kim Cranston, Chair of the Global Security Institute (and son of the late Senator Alan Cranston), and fellow Social Venture Network member.

Engelbart Legacy Foundation: Augmenting Collective IQ

The NNC Engelbart Legacy Project collaboration supports the development of artifacts, web-based communities, interactive events and exhibits, and publications that will help us visualize and re-imagine efforts made over the last 40 years to augment human intelligence through the co-evolution of human systems and technology, specifically as originally envisioned by pioneer Doug Engelbart. SRI International is hosting a very special event to lauch the Engelbart Legacy Foundation on December 9, 2008 at Stanford’s Memorial Auditorium. This project collaboration is the result of the vision and commitment of NextNow members including Bill Daul, Dave Davison, Eileen Clegg, Mei Lin Fung, Valerie…

Something We Can Do/Election Resources

TransparentDemocracy This is Social Venture Network member Kim Cranston’s new initiative.  Here’s the email from him: I’m writing to let you know that we have launched the public beta version of TransparentDemocracy.  I look forward to hearing your thoughts on the site and want to encourage you to forward this email to anyone who you think might find TransparentDemocracy of interest, especially for educating voters about statewide ballot measures and other contests this November or shareholders about corporate proxy contests in 2009. Millions of first time and other voters who will vote for our next president this November 4 will…