Author Archives: Paul Evans

About Paul Evans

Living in London but working all over Britain and Ireland, Paul is the curator of the Political Innovation project. On twitter as @paul0evans1, blogging mainly at the Local Democracy blog and working mostly for Memeserver Ltd.

Update: Audio file of Warren Hatter’s talk is now online

Tweet For those of you who came to the Political Innovation talk Warren Hatter gave a few months ago, he’s now posted an audio file of it here.

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What we’ve done so far in 2012

Tweet To date, in 2012, aside from the launch of Who Funds You, we’ve organised the following informal and conversational events in London. Crowdsourcing analysis for policymakers How open data is being used government, how it could be used as … Continue reading

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New website highlights secretive world of think tank funding

Tweet Who Funds You? news release A new website launches today calling for think tanks and public policy campaigns to publish their annual income and name their major funders. For its pilot project, Who Funds You? – http://WhoFundsYou.org – asked … Continue reading

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Banned List Google Chrome Extension

Tweet Just a quick one, from my friend Andrew Regan, developer behind Poblish (among other things): Here is a Google Chrome ‘Banned List highlighter’ extension – helps you identify pages that have words from John Rentoul’s ‘Banned List’ and even … Continue reading

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Has web-technology only brought one real innovation to politics?

Tweet The five ‘Translation Layer’ events that we’ve organised have attempted to break down the different kinds of innovative technologies that have changed politics in recent years. Four of the events cover the applications of technology. With apologies to the … Continue reading

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A confection of ideas – co-design & policymaking

Tweet The second in the 2012 Political Innovation ‘Translation Layer’ series – Co-Design & Policymaking – is happening tomorrow evening at 6.30pm. I hope to see you there. In a separate post here, I’ve outlined some of the more interesting examples of … Continue reading

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What to expect at Political Innovation’s London Events in 2012

Tweet We have five ‘Translation Layer’ events planned between 24th January and the 3rd April 2012. Full details can be seen here. At each event, there will be a short-ish talk followed by a discussion among participants. Personal networking is … Continue reading

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Co-design and policymaking – London event on 7th February

Tweet In the last couple of weeks, we’ve seen just how powerful a concept collaborative authoring is. Using little more than standard blogging tools and a creative use of Freedom of Information (FoI) requests, campaigners Sue Marsh and Kaliya Franklin … Continue reading

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Crowdsourcing analysis for policymakers? What could possibly go wrong?

Tweet I’m looking forward to the ‘Crowdsourcing Analysis for Policymakers‘ event next week, with Andrew Stott kicking the evening off with some of his experiences working on the Government’s Open Data and Transparency Programme. We’re expecting a packed house but … Continue reading

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Full list of the Political Innovation ‘Translation Layer’ 2012 events now confirmed

Tweet Just a quick short post to highlight the 2012 ‘Translation Layer’ events. All speakers and dates have now been finalised – full details here. I’ve already written up a more detailed outline of the first event – Crowdsourcing Analysis … Continue reading

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