Power politechs

Baraniuk, Chris
June 2013
New Scientist;6/29/2013, Vol. 218 Issue 2923, p36
The article discusses the use of computer hackers to help governments fix public services. Topics include groups of volunteers that help to improve public services, called civil hackers, public events where hackers gather to create applications and digital tools to enhance public services, called hackathons, and a website that allows individuals to tell their local governments about public infrastructure problems, called FixMyStreet, by website builder mySociety.


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