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PEPfinal-expanded.pdf (application/pdf-Objekt) Principles of Public Participation. Public participation in democratic society is both vital and problematic.

Principles of Public Participation

Some public meetings are so dysfunctional that observers end up wishing someone in charge would bring an end to the chaos and misery. Sometimes extensive public input is sought in numerous forums, only to have all that input ignored. Two groups -- The International Association for Public Participation and The Community Development Society -- have proposed excellent guidelines for public participation. Both, however, fail to deal with the collective intelligence (and co-stupidity) dimensions of public participation. So I've added a set of principles based on current understandings of co-intelligence. 4 Typen von Partizipation Makriyannis-De_Liddo. From Participatory Culture to Public Participation.

This project explores continuities between online participatory culture and civic engagement.

From Participatory Culture to Public Participation

With low entry barriers, participatory culture-based communities often encourage online participation and expression even as they promote expression, awareness, mentorship, and skill training. Research shows that participatory communities set around new media technologies sometimes also transcend geographic, racial, and age boundaries. Premised on a dynamic understanding of citizenship, we analyze how participatory culture interactions encourage young people to create, discuss and organize to engage with specific civic issues and events.

We then ask how these interactions lead to new forms of social organizing and action as we map the trajectory from popular media fandom to political engagement. We presented our interim findings at the Digital Media and Learning: "Diversifying Participation" conference in February 2010. Related Projects. Iceland Is Crowdsourcing Its New Constitution - Politics. Vikings.

Iceland Is Crowdsourcing Its New Constitution - Politics

They're the vanguard of 21st-century democracy. In the wake of the devastating collapse of Iceland's commercial banks, the country is drawing up a new constitution, and it's doing things a little differently: It's crowdsourcing the process. For real. The country's 25-member constituional council is posting draft clauses on its website and inviting the public to comment on them there or on its Facebook page.

And their comments are actually being incorporated into the document. The draft Human Rights section currently contains an expansive clause barring discrimination for just about any reason (including "genotype" and "social origin") but also guarantees universal mental and physical healthcare, academic freedom, and the protection of natural resources. The Enabling City: Creative Examples of Cities Sharing Resources.

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The Enabling City: Creative Examples of Cities Sharing Resources

Photo by opensourceway. Contrary to the general belief that cities run on self-interest, urban centers are the perfect example of resource sharing, with people relying on collective infrastructures like the sewage system, water supply, public transportation networks and street grid for the daily functioning of everyday life. Vibrant networks of social cooperation and exchange further support many urban centers, reinforcing the idea of sharing and challenging us to rethink how we can work together to meet our daily needs. There is evidence of collaboration in the new words that have sprung up in recent years: carsharing, bikesharing, yardsharing, co-working, and co-housing. This is in addition to things we already take for granted like Wikipedia articles or open source software. Embedded in the idea of enabling cities is a participatory process that changes the way we think about the commons and the value of the public realm.

Photo by opensourceway. From Do It Yourself to Do It Together - John Hagel III, John Seely Brown and Lang Davison - John Hagel III and John Seely Brown. Chris Anderson continues to explore the edges of the Big Shift playing out around us.

From Do It Yourself to Do It Together - John Hagel III, John Seely Brown and Lang Davison - John Hagel III and John Seely Brown

Having introduced us to The Long Tail and the growth of Free as a business model, Chris has just published a new article called “Atoms Are the New Bits” in the current issue of Wired. This article, highlighting the move from the “long tail of bits” to the “long tail of atoms,” provides an important preview to a new book Chris Anderson is developing. Chris uses a broad range of compelling stories to illustrate three elements coming together to democratize product businesses: • Crowdsourcing of design ideas • Availability of lower-cost design and manufacturing tools • Options to outsource capital-intensive manufacturing and distribution business activities to more focused business partners This is powerful stuff and all executives need to read this and reflect on what it means for their business. There’s another development that further amplifies this trend. But the rewards are enormous.

What do you think? Eric Von Hippel's Homepage. Futurelab - Projects - Digital Participation. Summary ‘Digital Participation’ describes the ways in which people participate in learning, work, civic life, and leisure in a context where digital technologies and media are more prevalent.

Futurelab - Projects - Digital Participation

From this perspective, in order to fully participate in our society and economy, people need the relevant digital literacy skills, competences and knowledge. Digital literacy is about far more than functional ICT skills, it is the way people make, understand and share meaning in a digital context.