My Favorite TV Show with Jennifer Pahlka: Parks and Rec


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.

Join Future Tense, Jennifer Pahlka, 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 Rec and a discussion of governments’ embrace of technology.

This latest installment of Future Tense’s “My Favorite Movie” series will take place at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, February 20, at Washington, D.C.'s Landmark E Street Cinema at 555 11th Street NW. You may RSVP for yourself and up to one guest. Seating is limited.

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