[community] "An Education In Community Technology"
aharnum at ocadu.ca
Wed Jun 8 16:06:25 UTC 2016
Really good exit interview by the departing ED of Smart Chicago, relevant to many of our interests: http://civichall.org/civicist/an-education-in-community-technology/
Fave quote (emphasis mine):
"Yes, the civic tech movement should be shelved. It has run its course. The models of hack nights and civic apps and techno-determinist solutions have proven ineffective. The dominant social movements of the last five years have next to nothing to do with civic tech. Black Lives Matter, the rise of racist Trumpian political ideas, marriage equity—they owe nothing to civic tech. These forces used consumer-grade technology like Twitter and Facebook to drive their agendas while civic tech people are checking in code to Github."
SENIOR INCLUSIVE DEVELOPER
INCLUSIVE DESIGN RESEARCH CENTRE, OCAD UNIVERSITY
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