December 20, 2013

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"I will provide some examples and key success factors for most of these identified trend. As an introduction and an element of context, have a look at the Figure 1 below which describes a vision of the open innovation ecosystem and dynamics."

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10 Prospects and Trends for Open and Collaborative Innovation | Innovation Management
Over the last 5 years, Open Innovation has been evolving quite a lot in the ways it can be defined and implemented. Rather than proposing one more definition or describe one specific way to approach it, here is a set of trends I foresee based on the numbers of projects I have been involved in and the evolution of needs from organizations, would they be major corporations, SMEs or Public Services.

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December 19, 2013

the start of something … dead-tree texts => OCR => HTML … I decided to cut some together into a single slab and export to PDF.

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December 17, 2013

"Political culture is the set of attitudes, beliefs, and sentiments which give…

"Political culture is the set of attitudes, beliefs, and sentiments which give order and meaning to a political process and which provide the underlying assumptions and rules that govern behavior in the political system. It encompasses both the political ideals and the operating norms of a polity….[and]is the product of both the collective history of a political system and the life histories of the members of that system, and thus it is rooted equally in public events and private experiences." –The International Encyclopedia of the Social Sciences

From "Getting Back to Legislating: Reflections of a Congressional Working Group" <democracyfund.org/media/uploaded/Culture_Congress_Report.pdf>

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December 17, 2013

MT "@mlane"( +Mike Lane)  "A designer's guide to collaboration;…

MT "@mlane"( +Mike Lane)  "A designer's guide to collaboration; Structure, design and understand" by @EssiSalonen #LongForm
DesigningCollaboration.com

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Designing Collaboration | How to structure, design and understand collaboration
This work is based on research on combining the design process and collaboration structure, both important to the work of a designer Based on research of various collaborative projects, this site equips you with a theory and a practical structure for your own collaborations by combining these theories of collaboration models and the design process. Since collaboration projects are evolving, changing things, you can use a tool for planning the str…

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October 27, 2013

via Development Gateway ‏(@DGateway)

"Both of these ToCs [Theories of Change] assume that because data/information is accessible, people will use it within their decision-making processes.
They also both assume that intermediaries play a critical role in analysis, translation, interpretation, and contextualisation of data and information to ensure that decision makers (whether citizens, policy actors, or development practitioners) are able to make use of it. Although access is theoretically open, in practice even mediated access is not equal – so how might this play out in respect to marginalised communities and individuals?"

"Do citizens have the agency to take action? Who holds power? What kind of action is appropriate or desirable? Who is listening? And if they are listening, do they care?
Linda finished up the panel by raising some questions around the assumptions that people make decisions based on information rather than on emotion, and that there is a homogeneous “public” or “community” that is waiting for data/information upon which to base their opinions and actions."

see also:
Institute of Development Studies; Knowledge Services: http://ids.ac.uk/team/knowledge-services
The Transparency and Accountability Initiative – Empowering citizens to hold their governing institutions to account: http://transparency-initiative.org/
http://access-info.org/

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September 25, 2013

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Making All Voices Count – A Grand Challenge For Web Development
Making All Voices Count is a global initiative that supports innovation, scaling-up, and research to deepen existing innovations and help harness new technologies to enable citizen engagement and government responsiveness.

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September 25, 2013

Is my discussion system doomed because it doesn't expose personal information…

Is my discussion system doomed because it doesn't expose personal information to data mining techniques? I have to wonder. And worry.

See, //you// are the product here on FB. And, to a lesser extent, on Twitter. (Maybe most of all on Google, but there it's more hidden.) Not many of you know that, perhaps. Of those who know, practically none really care. So there's no real down-side.
On the up-side for those companies? Millions of dollars of revenue.

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September 10, 2013

40yrs I've been banging away at this: an individual's personal decisions…

40yrs I've been banging away at this: an individual's personal decisions act like the foundation of global politics. And that leads to exploitation and war because … let's face it … not a lot of us are angels.

In 1978 I decided to concentrate on policy questions: since we're never going to agree even with perfect information and perfect knowledge, how can we at least agree on what's what?
But recently I've found myself more and more often turned towards "Why does it matter?" Not because this is suddenly more important, but because I've found 0 interest in the decades of work I've done on the technical side of things.

This morning I woke up with a phrase going round and round in my brain: "Peace Through Understanding". Idea being that even if we agree on something, there can still be anger and resentment … and that's the stuff of conflict.

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August 20, 2013

via @OpenGovHub

"By revisiting these prior works in relation to this second coming of the open, the article suggests that there is a critical flaw in how openness functions in relation to politics, beginning with the question: How is that new movements championing openness have emerged within a supposedly already-open society?"

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From open source to open government: A critique of open politics | ephemera
Notions of openness are increasingly visible in a great number of political developments, from activist groups, software projects, political writings and the institutions of government. And yet, there has been very little reflection on what openness means, how it functions, or how seemingly …

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May 13, 2013

"By dialogic we take ourselves beyond the usual realm of focus groups, which…

"By dialogic we take ourselves beyond the usual realm of focus groups, which tend to be single issue, with one type of person present (e.g. young mothers who live in Harrow). The aim is to bring multiple viewpoints into the room (including scientists and experts) and include a wide diversity of opinion (young and old, north and south, enthusiasts and sceptics etc). By deliberative we recognise that the issues are often complex and controversial, so the dialogue group will need time to ask questions, review evidence and debate."

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Is public dialogue a form of social research?

DES speaks 2 By Daniel Start, Sciencewise Dialogue and Engagement Specialist. I’m often asked how public dialogue differs from public opinion research or social research. It’s a fair point, because there are many aspects that overlap, not least the generation of robust and reliable evidence for …

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