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Open Space South West and cultural exchanges #openssw

I wanted to talk about Open Space South West  and also add a bit of a comment on Carl Haggerty’s post here. I am a huge fan of Open Spaces in their many forms. I am a regular at UK Govcamp and LocalGovCamp and also a co-producer of CityCamp Brighton. Furthermore, through our work with CRIF and We Live Here we're part of an exploration ...

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Playing games with local participation

The term “gamification”, much like the term “social” is being thrown around in technology and business circles as the next frontier in web and mobile engagement. Gamification is most often defined as the use of gameplay mechanics for non-game applications and situations, It also suggests the process of using game thinking to solve problems and engage ...

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CityCamp Brighton: a quick roundup of Friday’s talks

I only went to the first day (the Friday) of Brighton's second CityCamp, but from all I've heard the weekend was a big success. I expect we'll get a lot more from others who were there over the weekend, but I thought I'd just sum up a little of what happened on Friday before that. As ...

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The return of CityCamp Brighton

The thing about innovation is that doing it for the second time is often harder than the first – less of a buzz and more people with an opinion to deal with.  It’s yet another reason why it's great to see CityCamp Brighton back for a second year (only the second CityCamp to have so ...

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Watching LCC and WikiLeaks: a glimpse of the future?

Dave Briggs' blog post on the Watching LCC website has had me thinking. A lot. For those who haven't seen it, Dave has written about the first 'WikiLeaks'-style site to happen to local government, at least in this country. Watching LCC is apparently run by current and former staff at Lincolnshire County Council - according to ...

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