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For anyone who has ever asked themselves "why is politics still done like this?"
- Update: Audio file of Warren Hatter’s talk is now online 6 December 2012
- What we’ve done so far in 2012 2 October 2012
- Policymaking in the Cloud: Doing Things Differently
- No 8: The broadening inkblot: Self-improvement for people who read newspapers (and blogs…)
- No 7: Breaking the monopolies that control the way schools are designed
- No 6: Citizen-control of personal information
- No 5: Government information? Get the public to provide it!
- No 4: See Change – opening policy research to the public
- No 3: Assertion-flagging: for less partisan, prejudiced blogging
- No 2: The politics of buying stuff
- No 1: Towards Interactive Government
Monthly Archives: November 2010
Tweet We had over eighty people along for the Political Innovation event in Edinburgh on Saturday. Slugger O’Toole has a write up here, and Bruno Panara has pulled together a good timeline using Storify here.
Tweet We asked people registering to tick a few boxes. Those questions aren’t that easy to read and some are cut off on Eventbrite’s reporting display, so here are the questions in full from the registration system: It’s about as … Continue reading
Tweet This is a guest post by Mick Phythian. In many ways, it makes a similar point to the series of essays on this site entitled ‘What Politicians Need to Know about social public information’ – but a good deal … Continue reading
Tweet Here’s the NTK for Edinburgh Political Innovation (below). The main plenary session at lunchtime has been confirmed: Can Scotland harness the power of its own blogosphere?
What politicians need to know about social public information pt4: Lessons from effective hacktivism
Tweet Enlightenment thinkers were wide awake to the dangers of direct democracy as demands for the franchise increased. The concerns raised by thinkers such as Burke, Mill or DeTocqueville remain very pertinent to the discussions around the idea of The … Continue reading
Tweet As a motto, it’s hard to beat, isn’t it? It’s not ours either – it’s Owen Barder’s. Read all about it here.
What politicians need to know about social public information pt3: Breaking public sector info-monopolies
Tweet We’ve seen that it’s possible for manufacturers to rely upon social spaces to do their marketing for them with minimal input from themselves – and how the benefits of doing so can outweigh the advantages of the controlled message. … Continue reading
Tweet By the time you read this, we will have probably had more than 100 sign-ups up for the Political Innovation Edinburgh event. Sign-ups were asked to provide a small amount of information about themselves to help us to ensure … Continue reading
What politicians need to know about social public information pt2: How commercial monopolies were broken
Tweet If you like gadgets (I do) you will be familiar with the way that users research and buy them. Imagine you are a hi-fi enthusiast or an amateur photographer. You want to buy a new amplifier or a camera. … Continue reading
Tweet One of the Political Innovation essays has come from Ivo Gormley – director of the Us Now film and one of the team at the service-design agency, thinkpublic. A few weeks ago, they contacted us and offered to do … Continue reading