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Michael Wesch opened the IA Summit this year with an inspired keynote that provides a fresh and ambitious direction for all designers. He points out that our “audiences” aren’t audiences at all, but rather creators, and our job is not to lecture but to enable. With this new approach comes not only design challenges but the joy of reconnecting people to each other, which he illustrated with a series of extraordinary video clips.
This is a talk about library websites, but it’s really a talk about people. It’s a talk about our library patrons, a talk about us, what’s wrong with the way we’re doing things, how and who it hurts, and what we can do about it.
Open goverment data and software is being used to increase civic participation in a variety of ways. In this series of Rapid Fire talks from the Gov 2.0 Summit, five active practioners describe how openness in data and software is changing the way citizens consume data, organize themselves, and communicate with government.
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