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Wednesday, October 26, 2005

Crossing The River book -- looks good

Xlibris.Com Bookstore: "Crossing the River

The Coming of Age of the Internet in Politics and Advocacy

by Karen A.B. Jagoda
Pages: 323

Paperback prices reflect 15% discount off retail
Hardback prices reflect 10% discount off retail
Trade Paperback $19.54
Hardback $29.69

The political process is seeing the impact of disruptive technologies that are leading to dramatic changes in the marketplace of ideas and action. Crossing the River: The Coming of Age of the Internet in Politics and Advocacy, Karen A.B. Jagoda, Editor, documents how attitudes changed about the convergence of the Internet and politics from 1998 through the 2004 election. Until only recently, the Internet played no role in campaigns as television advertising, direct mail and phone banks took the vast majority of campaign budget dollars. By 2004, candidates effectively used Internet tools for fundraising, persuasion, and mobilization. The focus of this collection of provocative essays and research from a broad range of leading political online strategists and Republican and Democratic insiders is on the most effective use of online tools in order to better allocate valuable campaign resources. Candidates, political strategists, campaign mangers, media planners and buyers, fundraisers, grassroots organizers, public affairs experts, Web publishers, political scientists, and entrepreneurs will gain insights into this new political landscape through the lessons learned and predictions from some of the political and advocacy online pioneers of the 21st Century.

Sunday, October 23, 2005

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Wednesday, October 19, 2005

Pittsburgh event: Marcia Lausen: Design for Democracy

Thursday, October 27, 2005

Free and open to the public at Carnegie Mellon University, Adamson Wing, 136A Baker Hall

Since November of 2000, when a confusing ballot in the state of Florida brought issues of ballot design to national attention, Marcia Lausen has worked on an election reform initiative for Design for Democracy — a national nonprofit organization led by AIGA. What began as a local effort to redesign Chicago’s own butterfly ballot has now expanded to include many of the physical and informational systems used by voters and election officials nationwide. Marcia will share the organization’s latest work along with their struggles and achievements.

Marcia Lausen, Principal Studio/lab Chicago, Director, School of Art and Design, University of Illinois at Chicago, AIGA National Board Member
Director, Information Design, Design for Democracy

Presented by:
AIGA Pittsburgh, IDSA Pittsburgh, and Carnegie Mellon University School of Design
Campus map:

East Campus Garage, Forbes Avenue (free after 5 pm)
Meters on Frew Street (free after 6 pm)