The aim of the project is to foster dialogue among a broader and younger spectrum of citizens, creating interest in civic life. [Photo: Andrew Innerarity/Content Creators]
Eighteen students voted yes; 23, no.
Among the "no's," Sara Eileen wrote: "The government needs to focus on ways to regain local jobs that have moved due to increasing globalization."
Travis countered: "Yes! Per-job-saved spending on the stimulus was $280,000 — that's enough."
The screen is part of the latest project of Jake Barton, a New York digital designer who created the interactive component for NPR's StoryCorps project, as well as that for the recently opened National September 11th Memorial and Museum at the World Trade Center site.
The interactive wall is the pilot in a project that is funded as part of a $3-million civics innovation grant by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation. If it shows promise, the center plans to expand the project throughout campus and the Gainesville community. "Gainesville is a great place to try it out," says Henderson. "But then we should be out there — in Orlando and Naples and Miami and beyond."