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  1. RE:”Hacking as Civic Duty”

    The point relating to “increaseing citizen engagement” seems oddly moot. If anything the internet as a whole has increased civic engagement, albiet poltical civic engagement, to a massive and unrelenting degree.

    This is generally the space I find myself trying to write in my own work. The problem isn’t the “engagement”, it is the fact that the very act of “engagement” itself does not entail agreement wether on local or national issues. I think our engagements speak to this dynamic, now imagine such engagements with a strict transparent procedure and multipule parties. Given the trouble we seem to have in communicating I can’t imagine what it would be like for a society inside oa similar system.

    The gist of it being that “social” technology (i.e. multi-user webspace instead of peer-to-peer connection, like a phone or telegraph) hasn’t been around that long, and there isn’t so much hacking to be done as there is tweaking of social expectations. Which frankly given the rapid accendency of modern computation is simply going to take time…

    just my 2 cents…

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