“Reforming” the US Healthcare “system”

First off, its not a system, and we should reclaim our correct use of the word. It is a system in the way officials like to call the incarceration process the “justice system.” System dignifies this mess as if it were an assembly of planned processes directed toward beneficial outcomes. And the way we toss . . . → Read More: “Reforming” the US Healthcare “system”

What is the contribution of Design in a national economy?

OCAD’s president Sara Diamond advocates for a Canadian national design strategy in the Globe and Mail.

Design is essential to Canada’s science and technology strategy, which underlines the needs of markets in the developing and developed world for new inventions that make use of new and sustainable materials, medical technologies, ICT, digital media, and biotechnology. . . . → Read More: What is the contribution of Design in a national economy?

Toronto 2.0 – Becoming a wired participatory polity

Today’s Globe & Mail reports on ChangeCamp.

What is ChangeCamp? It is the application of ‘the long tail’ to public policy. It is a long-held and false assumption that ordinary citizens don’t care about public policy. The statement isn’t, of itself, false. Many, many, many people truly don’t care that much. They want to live . . . → Read More: Toronto 2.0 – Becoming a wired participatory polity

Who gets to define Citizen Participation?

A week ago 200 people in Toronto started a movement called ChangeCamp, a rapid-response unconference of tech, design, and policy/government people who engaged the question: How do we re-imagine government and citizenship in the age of participation?

I drove up from Dayton the day before ChangeCamp and showed up at 9:00 ready . . . → Read More: Who gets to define Citizen Participation?