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The role of open data movement in social design

The open data movement is one of the initiatives that promotes a change in our relationship with the society we live in. As citizens we are not just at the receiving end of the law, but can intervene and pursue change. Each one of us has an opportunity to participate in shaping society, but as designers and scientists we can coordinate our efforts towards higher goals — CHANGING SOCIETY!

As utopian as it sounds, change comes in small increments and the first steps are to prompt official institutions to think differently! Herbert Simon‘s statement that current social planning is myopic is still true.

We leave you for now with this beautiful quote from The Sciences of the Artificial:

…accept complexity and view each systemic iteration as just a little step towards the endless frontier