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Public engagement. Public empowerment.

Public engagement. Public empowerment.



My keynote from GOVIS 09 - http://govis.org.nz/conference2009/govis-2009-conference-handbook.htm ...

My keynote from GOVIS 09 - http://govis.org.nz/conference2009/govis-2009-conference-handbook.htm

It looks at possibilities and the opportunities offered by a shift in practice in government engagement - Government 2.0.

Full transcript and comments at http://acidlabs.org/2009/05/21/public-engagement-public-empowerment/.



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Public engagement. Public empowerment. Public engagement. Public empowerment. Presentation Transcript

  • Public engagement. Public empowerment. Thoughts on possibility for Government 2.0 Stephen Collins acid labs
  • Connect? Share? Learn?
    • everything and anything is possible – ask why and why not and expect a real answer
    • there are no bad ideas – just different ones
    • passive consumption is pointless – do tweet, blog, comment, challenge and ask as you get out of this what you put in
    The new rules
  • Where have we been?
  • Just do as we’re told
  • They want to talk
    • a citizen and a service provider
    • a researcher and the information
    • a citizen and a public servant
    • a citizen and her information
    • a citizen and her experience with the government
    http://www.horsepigcow.com/2007/05/25/government-20-butterfly-wing-storm/ Tara’s architecture for Government 2.0
  • Where are we?
  • We could be so much further on.
  • Hope
  • Was this the moment it all changed?
  • Office of Public Engagement http://whitehouse.gov/ope/
  • “ Our commitment to openness means more than simply informing the American people about how decisions are made. It means recognizing that government does not have all the answers, and that public officials need to draw on what citizens know.”
  • Overheard at breakfast
  • “ ... get out there on Twitter and Facebook and whatever.”
  • A big deal
  • Not here.... yet.
  • Where are we now?
  • Just talk with us! http://www.flickr.com/photos/joeshlabotnik/305410323/
  • Epic fail...
  • “ ...change has depleted the resources that were once provided by... older, denser forms of association.” Michael Pusey The Experience of Middle Australia http://www.cambridge.org/catalogue/catalogue.asp?isbn=0521658446
  • Participate or be hyperisolated
  • Trusted sources
  • “ Hyperconnectivity begets hypermimesis begets hyperempowerment.” Mark Pesce Hyperpolitics (American Style) http://blog.futurestreetconsulting.com/?p=61
  • Power to the people
  • This doesn’t fit the 21st Century
  • “ The Net interprets censorship as damage and routes around it.” Gilmore's Law
  • Ermmm... http://www.flickr.com/photos/85113745@N00/483650725
  • Keeping check
  • Why by third parties?
  • Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?
  • Direct access
  • “ I'm a great believer in these collaborative technologies opening up some tremendous possibilities for better government.” Lindsay Tanner Australian Finance Minister http://www.australianit.news.com.au/story/0,,25428629-5013040,00.html
  • Is the message getting to the doers?
  • Embrace the change
  • #s92a http://www.geekzone.co.nz/blog.asp?postid=6247
  • #nocleanfeed http://www.flickr.com/photos/allyeska/3371427471/ . Used with permission.
  • It’s always 20/20 looking back
  • #publicsphere http://dld.anu.edu.au/public-sphere
  • Engaged + accessible = more social capital
  • Reboot the model
  • #gov20camp http://barcamp.org/Government20Camp
  • Many options http://blog.gc20.ca/index.php/2009/04/types-of-web-20-government/
  • Use good tools.
  • Us Now http://usnowfilm.com
  • Build skills
  • “ ...in the hyperconnected world, engagement is predicated on understanding and utilising social media.” Jason Ryan State Services Commission
  • Best possible outcomes
  • FTW!
  • They already know the way
  • Open data
  • Information wants to be free(ish)
  • “ Government data prepared for public reuse should be offered in multiple-formats, be machine-readable and adhere as closely as possible to lightweight standards.” Vivek Kundra US Government CIO http://www.gcn.com/Articles/2009/04/29/Kundra-talks-data-gov.aspx
  • Free data has superpowers
  • Portable, sharable, managed data
  • “ Raw data now!” © TED/Asa Mathat http://www.ted.com/index.php/talks/tim_berners_lee_on_the_next_web.html
  • Discoverability http://googleblog.blogspot.com/2009/04/adding-search-power-to-public-data.html
  • Global implications http://www.nationmaster.com /, http://www.wolframalpha.com /
  • Public safety http://www.google.com.au/landing/victorianbushfires/
  • CDC social media tools http://www.cdc.gov/socialmedia/h1n1/
  • WHO social media http://twitter.com/whonews WHO social media tools
  • http://healthmap.org/en HealthMap
  • Where are our great examples?
  • Governance, yes. Dumbocracy, no.
  • Less bureaucracy = greater momentum http://googleblog.blogspot.com/2008/02/google-health-first-look.html
  • You say you want a revolution* * With apologies to the Beatles
  • Time to engage here
  • It’s coming
  • Hand-in-hand
  • More information. More and better sources.
  • Empower. Engage.
  • Yes we must © Scout Tufankjian, http://www.scouttufankjian.com /
  • Imagine http://www.flickr.com/photos/midnight_trucker/376653652/
  • License http://www.slideshare.net/trib http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/
  • Like the cool pictures? Mostly from iStockphoto.com and Flickr. Others as marked, used by permission or under fair use provisions.
  • Stephen “trib” Collins [email_address] +61 410 680722 skype trib22 twitter trib www.acidlabs.org