Future of Governance

I came across a fascinating film called Us Now that talks about changes in social behavior brought on by the growth of communications technology. Pulling a quote from the film website:

In a world in which information is like air, what happens to power?

New technologies and a closely related culture of collaboration present radical new models of social organisation. This project brings together leading practitioners and thinkers in this field and asks them to determine the opportunity for government.
This website features all material being created during the making of the film.

“Making sure people can see the process, not only see it but people should be able to influence it because people don’t think they can influence the process and they need feedback. They need something which says yes, you did influence the process.”
Alan Cox

The second part of the quote makes me think of a post I recently wrote on social feedback. Making people feel seen and heard as individuals is key to making social media work.

Us Now is available in seven part video clips on youtube.com. Visit the file site usnowfilm.com for more information on the projects and links to video.


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