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Rant and Rave

The Rant: My exhausted avatars.

It started, brilliantly and simply, with media engaging and including us.  I was excited.  We got to vote for our favourite idols, ‘like’ the most appealing videos on YouTube and Facebook, and feel immersively included in the media cosmos.  543 more words

Brett Lotriet Best

The 2015 Election: Illustrating the need for a digital age of politics

By Nick Kajkowski.

The general election has now been and gone marking the end of a turbulent five years of history. For many people it has resembled a continuing saga of recession, gloomy and apprehensive, of tightened belt-buckles and bare pockets. 836 more words

Online Voting

Moving towards participatory democracy: European Citizens’ Initiative

e-UROPA project promotes the European Citizens’ Initiative (ECI), an EU agenda setting tool that allows European citizens to participate in the development of EU policies. On June 16 high-level policy makers and field experts were invited to discuss the history, challenges and potentials of the ECI and to debate about participatory democracy. 352 more words


Canonical lists and crowdsourcing

Young Rewired State, Apps for Good, Computing at School, STEMNet, CREST, Digital Makers – do I need to go on? There’s a huge number of organisations in the UK doing great work with young people and technology. 356 more words

Digital Democracy

The Shift in the Responsibility for Change!

Every once in a while an article, a talk, a debate etc. comes along which helps crystallise nagging concerns/thoughts that I haven’t been able to pin down. 1,008 more words


JoiEU Gets Quoted in Official EU Report on the 2014 European Elections

 JoiEU became one of only three citizen projects specifically   mentioned as positive examples of citizen action in the Report on the 2014 European Parliament elections, a Communication from the Commission to the European Parliament, the Council, the European Economic and Social Committee and the Committee of the Regions… 205 more words

Citizen Participation EU

Digital Media, Online Democracy, Participatory Culture, and Convergence....

In our final week of class we take a look back at the ideas surrounding digital media and discuss our thoughts on where it may go ten years into the future. 1,232 more words

Media Criticism