Monday, 18 May 2009

Us Now - How might participation change the way countries are governed?

Not about Hungary but an interesting short film or documentary from panel discussions in London and Harvard coordinated by FutureGov and the British Council.

This is about about distributed networks of people running complex organisations. Us Now takes a look at how this type of participation could transform the way that countries are governed. It tells the stories of the online networks whose radical self-organising structures threaten to change the fabric of government forever.

The founding principles of these projects -- transparency,
self-selection, open participation -- are coming closer and closer to the mainstream of our social and political lives. Us Now describes this transition and confronts politicians George Osborne and Ed Milliband with the possibilities for participative government as described by Don Tapscott and Clay Shirky amongst others

Us Now from Banyak Films on Vimeo.

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