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Future councillor (nlgn)(february 2013)

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  • 7th November 2012
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    • 1. How is the Internet Changing Politics? Catherine Howe, Public-i
    • 2. Democratic participation is dropping. Participation online is growing.
    • 3. Are these effects related?If so, how are the related?If not, how can we connect them?
    • 4. What has the Internet ever done for us?
    • 5. Technology or Social Change?The Internet is the most significant technological development of the last 100 years. At least. Self Publication: Disintermediation of the Media Virtual Community and Social Networking: Wide scale use of Networked Power Collaborative Culture: Creating a sharing economy Radical Openness: Disruption of the democratic relationship Networked Technology: Smart Cities and new streams of information Customisation, Making and Self-Service: Disruption of manufacturing and the industrial economy
    • 6. Social Change
    • 7. Participatory CultureJenkins, Rheingold With relatively low barriers to artistic expression and civic engagement With strong support for creating and sharing one’s creations with others With some type of informal mentorship whereby what is known by the most experienced is passed along to novices Where Members believe that their contributions matter Where Members feel some degree of social connection with one another (at the least they care what other people think about what they have created)
    • 8. We Will Gatherhttp://www.wewillgather.co.uk Grew out of a spontaneous responseto the riots in 2011 and #RiotCleanup Based around the simple premise ofhelping people organise for specificcommunity tasks It worked once – can you workagain?
    • 9. Networked PowerNetworked power operates differently to hierarchical power It depends on connections and sharing rather than on roles or structures It is highly responsive to need and opportunity When online it can be highly agile as the environment is designed to support this There are different forms of ties within networks – strong and weak – and these operate differently You need to understand your own contribution to understand your relevance and potential influence
    • 10. Occupyhttp://occupylondon.org.uk No-one is in charge Decisions are negotiated Objectives are contested They are highly networked and agile Is this intelligence or community policing?
    • 11. Co-productionCo-production means involving all stakeholders in not only designing but delivering outcomes Community engagement theory and practice has moved away from top down models, and best practice examines how you can pass power to communities It takes an asset based approach to communities rather than the traditional deficit model It is a strong ‘fit’ with the participatory culture of the online world It is an important tool in a time when we have to find ‘more for less’
    • 12. Community Paybackhttp://www.swmprobation.gov.uk/?page_id=31 A scheme to enable local communities tonominate projects for Community Payback The scheme will be organised online andresults will be shared there The project owner presented at CityCampCoventry and is thinking of this as a socialenterprise from the start
    • 13. Social InnovationThe Social Innovation movement brings many of these ideas together Social Innovation is a term referring to groups, organisations and individuals who use this new environment to create new ways of doing things Usually these projects are civic and ‘pro-social’ They work in highly networked and agile ways and can be both highly effective and highly fragile At their heart is the concept of an unconference – an unscripted gathering of like minded people
    • 14. BlueLightCamphttp://bluelightcamp.wordpress.com A Social Innovation event based onan unconference format: No agenda,only 1 or 2 formal speakers Hundreds of professionals attendingand sharing information Self-directed learning and bestpractice A way to find early adopters in yourorganisations
    • 15. Is Politics aboutmore than just themedia?
    • 16. We limit ourselves by simply considering changes to the way we communicate
    • 17. There are new rules of engagement Networked Digital Open Agile
    • 18. How does this change the relationship between citizen and state?
    • 19. Disintermediation and new forms of power Political Parties have less Local Media is struggling to relevance survive There is no space for Your thinking will be done discretion in public
    • 20. Will we just communicate with thepublic or collaborate with them?
    • 21. We live in an increasingly networked society Our working assumption, explored in recent research work, is that: a more networked society will need a more Networked Councillor - able to represent and respond to people acclimatized to a collaborative and networked way of making decisions and taking action.
    • 22. The qualities of the Networked Councillor Open by default: this is open not just in terms of information but also in terms of thinking and decision making Digitally native: not in terms of age but in terms of the individual adopting the behaviours and social norms of the digital culture Co-productive: an expectation that everyone in the conversation has power to act and the potential to be active in the outcome as well as the decision-making process And as the name says, networked: able to be effective via networked as well as hierarchical power as a leader
    • 23. We need to support our Elected Representativesin a way which makes them effective in this Networked and Digital World
    • 24. We do not need to show them how to use Twitter
    • 25. What do you think?
    • 26. Thank you for your time Catherine Howecatherine.howe@public-i.info

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