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Edinburgh event on Saturday: Attendee breakdown (so far)

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

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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

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Political Innovation event poster – designed by thinkpublic

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

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What politicians need to know about social public information pt1: Breaking the monopoly

Tweet A few summers ago, David Cameron allegedly sent Tory MPs on holiday with a copy of Thaler & Sunstein’s behavioural economics bestseller Nudge – a standard-bearer for a wider canon of literature all about how small tweaks in the … Continue reading

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Tell us what you want to talk about in Edinburgh

Tweet If you’re coming along to the Political Innovation event in Edinburgh on the 13th, please have a look at the UserVoice page that we’ve set up to help you shape the day? We’re looking for contributors to raise issues … Continue reading

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What politicians need to know about social public information (introduction)

Tweet Sigmund Freud: “The great question that has never been answered, and which I have not yet been able to answer, despite my thirty years of research into the feminine soul, is “What does a woman want?”” Jean Baptiste Colbert: … Continue reading

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New media must communicate with the old world better…

Tweet I own up. In this company of political innovators, I’m a cuckoo in the nest. I’ve spent a lifetime in the big corporate media imagining myself speaking truth to power. IT meant the biggest electronic news production system in the world … Continue reading

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The ‘Online State of Nature’

Tweet We’ll be publishing Political Innovation no5, 6 and 7 and announcing the date and venue for our Scottish event over the next few days. But in the meantime, as a bit of a preface to one of the essays … Continue reading

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Launching ‘Political Innovation’ today

Tweet When bloggers meet, I often find that old allegiances (be they left right, or Unionist/Republican often dissolve into a different political spilt. Those of us who imagine that we ‘get’ the read-write web against the political colleagues that we … Continue reading

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Political innovations – how to draft an introductory essay

Tweet We’re looking for short-ish essays on the subject of ‘a political innovation I would like to propose’. These should not be longer than 450 words. We are looking for innovations that will not be rejected out-of-hand by readers of … Continue reading

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