- Are there lessons for #SCTPberkman from a film about a French mouse who aspires to chef stardom? Programmers working "Ratatouille" had to adjust their graphics programs to defy the laws of gravity in one scene. So too could participants here work to improve the art of the possible. -Martha Minow
- Alexander Trechsel, European University Institute, Italy, introduces the first use case of the day during which participants will discuss how ICTs are impacting civic engagement, democracy, and governance.
- "The management of the Internet" was, and has been, "commensurably quirky" with the novelty of its structure. Yet increasingly, we see increases in "owned" and "zoned" technologies in people's everyday lives. -Jonathan Zittrain
- Juan Carlos de Martin, NEXA Center for Internet & Society Politecnico di Torino, Italy, points out that, in light of recent progress in technology, many people are asking: what is a democracy? and what is a political party?
Nagla Rizk, American University in Cairo, Egypt, then presents on the “Arab Spring in 5 Points."
- María Elena Meneses, Tec de Monterrey, Mexico, discusses new forms of connectivity and democratic participation versus old political institutions.
- As researchers, shouldn’t we be asking how commons are changing as much as how institutions are? Are we really building the right instruments to understand the shifting nature of institutions?
- Does the Internet afford better deliberation or mobilization?