Not Signed-In
Which clippings match 'Philadelphia' keyword pg.1 of 1
11 JANUARY 2012

Engagement Commons: A new tool to empower civic engagement

"With the explosion of open data, we've seen a proliferation of civic software aiming to get community information on everything from road closures to restaurant inspections into people's hands.

The apps have great potential for engaging people in improving their communities. But often the people closest to the data – city leaders and staffers – have a difficult time finding and weeding through all the software to determine what's right for both their needs and their community.

That's why we're building Engagement Commons, a comprehensive catalogue of civic engagement software. It's a project of Civic Commons, funded by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation's Technology for Engagement Initiative, which funds projects that use technology to inspire on–the–ground action."

(Nick Grossman, Civic Commons Executive Director, 11 January 2012)


2012appapplicationart appreciation • art creation • Bostoncity • city leaders • Civic Commons • civic engagementcivic softwarecommonscommunity • community information on everything • discover art • editable catalogue • empowerment • Engagement Commons • find a tool • improve the community • non-emergency • on-the-ground actionopen dataPhiladelphia • proliferation of civic software • Public Art App • restaurant inspection • road closure • San FranciscoSeattle • SeeClickFix • software catalogue • Technology for Engagement Initiative • technology to inspire • toolwiki


Simon Perkins
28 OCTOBER 2008

DesignPhiladelphia 2008: Matthias Pliessnig

"Matthias Pliessnig's ... Debut Solo Exhibit at the Wexler gallery. The centrepiece of the exhibit is a large steam bent oak seating sculpture titled Providence. It's the result of over 5 weeks of careful planning, prototyping, bending, and forming. Also included in the gallery is a collection of mixed media sculptural studies that Matthias creates along with his furniture."
(Bryce Gibson)



2008Core77craftfurniturefurniture designindustrial design • Matthias Pliessnig • oak • Philadelphiaprovidencesculpture


Simon Perkins
25 MAY 2008

Viral parody 'My Box in a Box' hits the spot!

"What started as a 4–hour recording session and a YouTube viral video has landed Philadelphia–based Leah Kauffman (a.k.a. Bunny) a record deal with Rock Ridge Music. Kauffman is the voice behind the spoof song 'My Box in a Box.'
The video for the song has received over 8 million online views, and both Kauffman (and her alter ego video persona, played by a Philadelphia based Melissa Lamb) have made TV appearances about the song. 'My Box In A Box' has also gotten worldwide radio airplay. The song, a parody response to a 'Saturday Night Live' song performed by Justin Timberlake and Andy Samberg, initially gained attention when it received over 1 million views in a single week. Following that, MSNBC made it the #1 story on their 'Countdown with Keith Olberman' twice in the same week, calling it "The Viralist Video.'"
(Bunny, 24 April 2007)

[The parody shows (again) just how uncomplicated YouTube audiences are.]



2006 • Andy Samberg • boy band • character composite • Dick in a Box • fictionJustin Timberlake • Leah Kauffman • lip sync • Melissa Lamb • My Box in a Box • parodyPhiladelphiaremix culture • Rock Ridge Music • Saturday Night Livescriptibleviralvirtual bodyvirtual peopleYouTube


Simon Perkins

to Folksonomy

Can't access your account?

New to Folksonomy?

Sign-Up or learn more.