Enhancing serendipity in civic life

Government data sets bring citizens and friends more closely together, says Max Ogden. In the video below, Ogden, a Code for America fellow, talks about how open government data can be used to enhance serendipity in civic life.

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Ogden spoke at “Cities, Code, and Civics,” a civic media session at the MIT Center for Future Civic Media.

[Hat tip to @Participatory]

About Alex Howard

Alexander B. Howard is a DC-based a technology writer and editor. Previously, he was the Washington Correspondent at O'Reilly Media, where he covered the voices, technologies and issues that matter in the intersection of government, technology and society. If you're feeling social, you can follow him on Twitter, like him on Facebook or circle him on Google Plus In addition to corresponding for the O’Reilly Radar, he has contributed to the Huffington Post, Govfresh, Mashable, ReadWriteWeb, National Journal, The Atlantic, CBS News and Forbes. He graduated from Colby College with a bachelor's degree in biology and sociology. Currently, he is a resident of the District of Columbia, where he lives with his greyhound, wife, power tools, plants and growing collection of cast iron pans, many of which are frequently used to pursue his passion for good cooking.

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