Saturday, October 10, 2009
Changing our Town
I just found out about http://www.changecampedmonton.ca/ on October 17 about participatory government. The event will be inviting participants to ask the question, “How do we re-imagine government and citizenship in the age of participation?” By participation they mean connecting through the monstrous, chaotic, glorious web.
On the web, the founders have a great site, http://changecamp.ca/ On twitter you can find out more about Change Camp by following them here:
On twitter you can follow along on the progress of the Edmonton event by searching under #yegchange and you can post a comment by replying @yegchange. As you can see, I am new to twitter.
For facebook users, there's an event page.
You can also join the google group, Change Camp Edmonton.
There is even a change camp wiki.
For all of this exposure, I am finding little dialogue about how we might accomplish the stated goal. A great deal of the discussion is about organizing the events themselves. It seems a little cold. I wonder if perhaps critical mass has not been reached, where swarms of Canadians are drawn together to build, grow, learn, talk.
I am drawn like a moth to flame, though, at the prospect. Anything that helps connect those in need with those who can help.