Clay Shirky

Default to open data: an Executive Order

transparency in government

Last week, The White House published an Executive Order by which the default method for government data collection and dissemination must now be: » Read more

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What government can learn from open source

open government

I wanted to share my notes with you all from this TED talk with Clay Shirky. You can watch the video—and I recommend that you do—but since I took notes I figured I’d share my textual summary as well!

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Clay Shirky on how the Internet will one day transform government

Government two way

Clay Shirky has done it again. In a fascinating TED Talk, Shirky examines the impact that collaboration tools developed for and by open source communities will have on the way citizens participate in public life and how they can steer the political processes. » Read more

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Open source electronic health records for all – at OSCON 2012

OSHERA

A great deal of excitement is in the air, anticipating OSCON 2012.

At the healthcare track, this year we will be sharing the latest news and upcoming plans for OSEHRA, the Open Source Electronic Health Records Agent.

This young organization was set up last year by the US Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) as: » Read more

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ACOs and Moneyball medicine part IV: Risk-reduction architectures

ACOs and Moneyball medicine part IV: Risk-reduction architectures

We need to "measure what matters" as the saying goes. As we move to new payment models, we'll need to develop platforms that are designed to measure and learn from a wide array of data points about what works in keeping people healthy. Of course, we'll need health care architectures that can support big data across a wide variety of platforms to enable better algorithms and more learning. There's certainly big opportunity for connecting all these systems.

But it's not just the connection of data in and of itself that will lead to improvements in the triple aim of care, health and costs...Health IT architecture itself can improve the likelihood of cost savingsWe need to look deeper at the IT platform as a risk-reducer that can significantly reduce health care costs. Could we one day have an actuarial field of study in the network science in health care?

What do I mean by this? How do architectures reduce risk? Well, mostly by connecting problems with solutions, but in other ways as well. Let's explore this a bit. » Read more

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If you want a culture of collaboration, you need to accept the LOLCats too

If you want a culture of collaboration, you need to accept the LOLCats too

"Even with the sacred printing press, we got erotic novels 150 years before we got scientific journals."

- Clay Shirky at TED Cannes in June 2010

This is one of my favorite quotes from one of my favorite people in the business, Clay Shirky. I particularly like it because it illustrates the period many organizations find themselves in when trying to integrate social media internally. Before wikis were used by the Intelligence Community to develop reports on IEDs, people were creating user badges to show off their favorite NFL teams. Before my own company's Intranet won any awards, we had people talking about how they enjoy skinny dipping on their profile. Before our VPs starting using Yammer to communicate with the workforce, we had groups of Android geeks and fitness gurus.I'm telling you this because if you're implementing any type of social media behind your organizational firewall, you should prepare yourself, your colleagues, your bosses, your senior leadership for this one inexorable truth. » Read more

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Webcast replay: Clay Shirky on open source and the cognitive surplus

Webcast replay: Clay Shirky on open source and the cognitive surplus

Micheal Tiemann, Vice President of Open Source Affairs at Red Hat, moderated our October 2011 Open Your World Forum webcast with Clay Shirky. Tiemann and Shirky explored how the principles of open source are being applied to further advance our collective cognitive surplus. » Read more

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What makes a new medium successful?

What makes a new medium successful?

If you missed Clay Shirky's Open Your World Forum Webcast last week, you may have missed his observation about how new forms of communication succeed or fail. The initial uses of a new medium do not always fortell their ultimate importance. » Read more

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Webcast recap: Clay Shirky on open source and the cognitive surplus

Webcast recap

Today Clay Shirky joined us for a webcast on how open source takes advantage of the "cognitive surplus"—the way we use our free time more constructively for a greater cause. » Read more

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Upcoming webcast: Clay Shirky on open source and the cognitive surplus

Clay Shirky webcast

Clay Shirky, known for his books Cognitive Surplus and Here Comes Everybody, studies the effects of the Internet on society and economics, and he wants you to think about how you spend your free time. Are you contributing to the trillions of hours of television passively consumed each year? Or are you really using that time, our "cognitive surplus," to contribute--to new forms of cultural production, collaborating with the worldwide talent pool for practical purposes like Wikipedia, the Management Innovation eXchange, or your local unconference? How can you leverage the power of open source to use your free time more constructively? » Read more

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