“Transparency is the new objectivity”
Some limits of transparency ?
“More information does not always
produce markets that are more
efﬁcient … people may ignore
information, or misunderstand it,
or misuse it.”
Full Disclosure: The Perils and Promise of Transparency
“...the problem of attention-span.
To understand something--an essay,
an argument, a proof of innocence--
requires a certain amount of attention.”
“The fear is that, by forging a path
between the ... Weberian defence of the
state and the democratic Habermasian
defence (a path manifest in the concept
of 'civic hacking' that mySociety
represents), that we get some hybrid of
bureaucracy and democracy, that is
neither quite as effective as the former,
nor as empowering as the latter”
We need to learn a lot
more about different
participation methods, &
reach non-geeks better
Thanks for listening!
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