Clay Shirky: How the Internet will (one day) transform government

The open-source world has learned to deal with a flood of new, oftentimes divergent, ideas using hosting services like GitHub -- so why can't governments? In this rousing talk Clay Shirky shows how democracies can take a lesson from the Internet, to be not just transparent but also to draw on the knowledge of all their citizens.

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Comment by Peter Feltham on October 19, 2012 at 14:38

A propos, this just in... crowdsourcing repairs to damaged homes that are still not dealt with in New Orleans:
http://www.fastcoexist.com/1680759/revitalizing-new-orleans-by-crow...

Comment by Peter Feltham on October 19, 2012 at 14:35

A brilliant call to arms re participatory democracy! Thanks for posting that Annabelle.

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Posted by Peter Feltham on October 27, 2014 at 13:17 0 Comments

I'm off this afternoon to a recording being made by the BBC's Click! team at the Science Museum, one of my favourite museums in London. And I like Spencer Kelly and Bill Thompson too so it will be good to see them again.
Here's a page describing a little bit of the current exhibition
http://www.gizmag.com/information-age-british-science-museum/34411/

A New Business? :- Ethos Academe

Posted by Hugh Glaser on October 14, 2014 at 16:14 7 Comments

I've been puzzling for a while as to the relationship of Ethos and Academics (or rather people who work in Universities).

Usually the way in which academics get involved in outside activities is very project-driven and focussed, looking to see what and how specific knowledge and skills the academic might have can be applied to the external business.

But what if academics might be involved as Academics?

That is, what would be the vehicle for Ethos to provide an Ethos environment for people to undertake teaching, scholarship and research?

Would it look like MOOCs + TeamArmy?

I'm working on a paper around this, but does anyone have any views?

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