Moving from dystopian questions, #ORGcon now hears from @audreyt, civic hacker and Digital Minister of Digital Enterprise for Taiwan.
Short video presentation followed by live Skype Q&A session #ORGcon
(The video's coming from YouTube, but I can't find a link, sorry.)
As she did at #Mozfest last weekend, @audreyt is using to crowdsource audience questions. #ORGcon
She talks about Taiwan's awesome @g0vtw programme, replacing pre-digital-engagement websites on with better on #ORGcon
It's relevant that Taiwan's move to democracy coincided with the ride of the Internet. They saw parents fight for Freedoms and understand>
< Free software is similar kind of Freedom. After parliament occupied, govt fell—new leader promoted participative democracy & crowdsourcing
This presentation is largely the same as from #Mozfest last weekend. The thread for that is here:
Radical transparency: all @audreyt 's meetings are transcribed and published. This means that civil servants do actually get to benefit>
< from having their ideas against their own names. Of course, if anything goes wrong then @audreyt can take the rap for it being her idea 😉
The use of participation officers ( by all govt departments has meant that anyone can have their voice heard #ORGcon
Now Q&A via Skype from Slido. First Q: how include people without tech. @audreyt has just come back from visiting a remote island #ORGcon
Taiwan is not just expecting people to go to the tech; they use Town Hall style meetings and visit the different parts of Taiwan. It's an >
< extension of pre existing participative methods. Using 360° recording people joining online get to see the whole thing. Good assistive>
< technology becomes invisible when people are using it. From the meetings everything gets transcribed; big board of PostIts on screen
Next Q: how protect from hostile rogue actors? Cybersecurity. Also Slido etc don't have replies but use crowd moderation of competing ideas
Most important piece of digital tech? Explainable AI is important. And involved a cat photo 😻
Q about generational gaps w tech. @audreyt finds tech like 360° cameras, VR and AR use existing modalities, so lower barriers to entry
New York City and Tokyo are both looking at the civic & participative tech @audreyt mentions, as are several other city-level govts #ORGcon
Best way we techs can realise these optimistic futures? Publish openly—including documentation of our failures so others can learn from them
She refuses access to confidential information, so can be radically transparent and be an activist *in* govt.
Q on ensuring marginalised communities are not disadvantaged? They look for diversity—lots of people with the same Q is just one Q #ORGcon
Q: privacy vs transparency. @audreyt doesn't consider them to be in opposition. Private information aggregated b4 publication as Open Data
From a Q, she's actively helping demistify populist participative democracy.
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