Future Tense: My Favorite TV Show

Special screening and discussion with the founder of Code for America Jennifer Pahlka.

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Natalie Matthews

Date: Feb 20, 2020 6:30 PM EST

Location: Landmark’s E Street Cinema, 555 11th Street NW (map)

Join Future Tense, Jennifer Pahlka, the founder of Code for America, and Cecilia Muñoz, vice president for public interest technology and local initiatives at New America, for a screening of Parks and Recreation and a discussion of governments’ embrace of technology.

Parks and Recreation portrays the trials and tribulations of a local government’s embrace of technology, from Gryzzl’s drone deliveries and data mining to Peebo the Panda and Pawnee’s new website. While the hilarious portrayal can at times seem over the top, it often doesn’t feel too far removed from the reality of how our public institutions incorporate technology into their missions.

From Gryzzl’s drone deliveries and data mining to Peebo the Panda and Pawnee’s new website, Parks and Rec portrays the trials and tribulations of local government’s embrace of technology. While the hilarious portrayal can at times seem over the top, it often doesn’t feel too far removed from the reality of how our public institutions incorporate technology into their missions.

You may RSVP for yourself and up to one guest. Seating is limited.

Follow the conversation online using #MyFavoriteMovie and following @FutureTenseNow.

Future Tense is a partnership of SlateNew America, and Arizona State University.

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