Society

Society track of The Goa Project 2016

A society is a group of people involved in persistent social interaction, or a large social grouping sharing the same geographical or social territory, typically subject to the same political authority and dominant cultural expectations. Societies are characterised by patterns of relationships (social relations) between individuals who share a distinctive culture and institutions; a given society may be described as the sum total of such relationships among its constituent members. In the social sciences, a larger society often evinces stratification or dominance patterns in subgroups

  • Social Media and Technology: How are these two affecting societal situations today, and how are we leveraging them to stimulate change in untapped areas.

  • Stories of Social impact: The rising tide of social entrepreneurship. Social impact projects at scale and at the grassroots.

  • Patterns of relationships between subgroups of society: How cultural expectations affect our approach to politics, civil sense, and how we go about daily life.

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The Goa Project Funnel The Goa Project is an unconference - where unlike a typical conference, the talks are not put together by a panel or knowledge partner - but is proposed by the attendees themselves. You propose a session or talk that might be of interest to the audience at the unconference, a… more

Aditya Dev Sood

@adityadevsood

Bitcoin and Blockchain for Public Transparency and Accountability in India

Submitted Jan 18, 2016

To create a community of people interested is using bitcoin and blockchain to promote citizen participation and transparent transactions in India.

Outline

A quick intro to bitcoin and blockchain will be followed by a series of public use cases from around the world. We will try to mine bitcoin together on the day. Ideation on possible India applications will lead to participants pledging future time to collaborate and explore future deployments in different sectors.

Requirements

  1. Should have an interest in public action and citizen participation.
  2. Should have heard of bitcoin and blockchain.

Speaker bio

Aditya Dev Sood has worked all around the edges of technology, design and the public good for almost two decades, in Bangalore and then in Delhi. He believes in people and a better theory of State.

Aditya also runs the Vihara Innovation Network and Startup Tunnel.

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The Goa Project Funnel The Goa Project is an unconference - where unlike a typical conference, the talks are not put together by a panel or knowledge partner - but is proposed by the attendees themselves. You propose a session or talk that might be of interest to the audience at the unconference, a… more