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Digital Politics with Karen Jagoda

Welcome to the non-partisan Digital Politics Podcast with Karen Jagoda.  Since 2007, this show has highlighted impact of new technologies on the campaign landscape, how expectations of voters are changing, role of online fundraising, digital and traditional means of persuasion and getting out the vote.  In this time of the COVID-19 Pandemic, changes in the behavior of voters, restrictions on candidates and the new normal for retail politics are all under the microscope.

Popular topics on the show include best practices for political and advocacy campaigns, ground game strategies, cross-media advertising, social media trends and impact of mobile on engaging supporters. 

This weekly podcast includes interviews with political consultants, media strategists, journalists, advocates, candidates, elected officials, campaign managers, and solution providers.


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Sep 23, 2021

David Nussbaum is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of PORTL, a hologram technology company that lets people beam high resolutions of themselves to multiple locations to interact with other people.  Called telepresence or holoporation, this company is inventing the future of political campaigning, fundraising, and voter engagement. 

Talking with guest host Cyrus Krohn, David describes the history of using holograms in politics and professional speaking since the 1860s.  No longer just a magic trick, beaming political candidates is becoming an efficient way to get attention, safely be in more than one place at a time, and give access to those restricted in their time and ability to physically move around. 

Known for looking over the horizon in political campaigns, Cyrus asks, what will it take to make this mainstream in politics? Will concerns about wear and tear on candidates, security threats, and COVID-19 drive the accelerated use of this technology?

David says that scanning and saving the living is the future of politics and holograms. Not just for the famous, he also says the next step is using our phone to send miniature versions of ourselves -- where holograms meet Zoom.

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