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Monthly Archives: September 2012
Political discourse in the age of always on recording devices: the death of statesmanship?
When Mitt Romney’s speech with the comment about the 47% was disclosed to the media, it changed the campaign. The way the leak occurred revealed the perils of political speech in the age of always on recording devices. Political discourse … Continue reading
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Beyond Government Transparency 3.0: Augmented Democratic Decision Making
The following post is influenced by Dan Slee’s excellent post on Augmented Reality and the future of local government communications. The blog argues that transparency data mapped to location and context can be used for augmented decision making. What this … Continue reading
Has the UK media’s abuse of the public interest stifled democracy?
Over the last few weeks, we have seen the Sun newspaper publish photographs of a naked Prince Harry. They justified publishing the photographs as being in the public interest. Their defenders supported the decision by arguing that Prince Harry is … Continue reading