I am presenting today at World Usability Day in Chicago. I am talking about my German Marshall Fund trip. In the summer of 2006, I went on a one-month tour of Europe on a German Marshall Fund fellowship, whose purpose is to encourage transatlantic dialogue among “emerging” leaders. My project was to look at the intersections of culture, design, and civic participation in democracy. I traveled to Krakow and Warsaw Poland; Hamburg Germany: Bratislava, Slovakia; Bilbao in the Basque region of Spain, and Brussels the capital of the EU. I did not travel to Finland, which is in the presentation, but some interesting things are going on in Finland so I included it.
More later. this thing starts at 7:30am. I'm so sleepy.