Film: Us Now

“A revolution doesn’t happen when a society adopts new tools. It happens when society adopts new behaviours“, Clay Shirky.

New technologies and a closely related culture of collaboration present radical new models of social organisation. This project brings together leading practitioners and thinkers in this field and asks them to determine the opportunity for government:

More Interviews:

  • David Courtier-Dutton (Wisdom of crowd and opportunities for organisations)
  • Don Tapscott (Government 2.0)
  • George Osborne (Open source politics)
  • Giles Andrews (Zopa’s business model)
  • MT Rainey (Principles of reciprocal altruism in relation to public services)
  • Alan Cox (Linux community)
  • Charles Leadbeater (Mass collaboration and government)
  • Lee Bryant (Motivations for participation in social media)
  • Sophia Parker  (Parralells between successful online networks and public serivces)
  • Sunny Hundal (Effects of blogging on British politics)
  • Clay Shirky (Leadership and revolutions)
  • Mikey Weinkove and Saul Albert (Prospect of making politics more entertaining)
  • Paul Miller (Describes ways in which online tools are making representative democracy less meaningful)
  • JP Rangaswami (The implications of new technologies with reference to economic theory)
  • Shane Kelly (Benefits of open source software)
  • William Heath (New opportunities for a solving the big challenges of our age)
  • Lee Bryant (The abundance of information available on the internet and its effect on power relations)

For more information, extra clips and reviews please visit: usnowfilm.com

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