participatory

A collection of 5 posts

Aug 31, 2020

The radical benefits of virtual participation

The radical benefits of virtual participation

We tend to have a false collective assumption that health is binary. Either we’re healthy, or we’re sick. If we’re sick, we should be fixed, so we can be healthy again. Otherwise if we remain sick, we’re broken, and then tend to be marginalized by society and sometimes forgotten.

May 26, 2020

Future Tools: DECODE

Future Tools: DECODE

People should have greater agency and control over their data. Can the collection and use of data be democratized? Can a democratic society collect and use data responsibly, and with the consent of citizens? Can people have greater access and input on how their data is used and why?

Feb 27, 2020

Future Tools: Decidim

Future Tools: Decidim

Digital decision making tools are becoming increasingly accessible and applicable to our societies. Decidim (meaning “to decide” in Catalan) is a free and open source platform developed by and for the city of Barcelona, that is now being adapted and used by communities around the world.

Feb 20, 2020

Distributed Federated Artificial Intelligence

Distributed Federated Artificial Intelligence

AI is tyrannical by default, due to the false assumption that it has to be centralized, unresponsive, unaccountable, and inevitable. Yet there’s no reason why AI can’t be democratized. Imagine for a moment that we live in such a world. What would that look like?

Feb 10, 2020

Internet as paradox

Internet as paradox

The Internet is impossible to understand. As a subjective medium it is experienced differently by each person that uses it.