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 November 20, 2014 at 14:33 0 Comments

FastComapny have an article today ranking various cities for how smart they really are. Woth reading.

http://www.fastcoexist.com/3038765/fast-cities/the-smartest-cities-in-the-world

Information Age exhibition

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/

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