Making participation a participation sport | Helpful Technology

This post by Steph Gray is an oldie but a goodie. It perfectly articulates the multi-faceted challenge we face in trying to open up policymaking. It’s a little sad that the scenario it describes is still so easily recognisable but by the end of it I’m left thinking, “OK, if it’s this one thing I […]

Internalising Complexity

There was much food for thought in the Clay Shirky TED talk which Louise Kidney and Anthony Zacharzewski signposted in an earlier post. What stood out for me was Shirky’s take on managing complexity. He did through a comparison of the approach taken by Linus Torvalds (the originator of the open source Linux operating system) […]