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Public Interest Technology, Citizen Assemblies, and Performative Governance

Journal Article


Abstract


  • Social activity can be directed toward attempts to produce, promote, or optimize a particular facet of that concept, such as social justice, common knowledge, or collective well-being. The relative success of such activity can be determined according to a metric, or system of metrics, that might be used to measure the performance, level, or quality of that facet. Technologies are developed as a consequence of such application pull, to help implement the policies which are intended to advance the public interest. Systems can then be designed using methodologies like value-sensitive design and operationalized to produce socio-technical solutions to support or complement policies which address environmental sustainability, social justice, or public health.

UOW Authors


Publication Date


  • 2021

Citation


  • Pitt, J., Michael, K., & Abbas, R. (2021). Public Interest Technology, Citizen Assemblies, and Performative Governance. IEEE Technology and Society Magazine, 40(3), 6-9. doi:10.1109/MTS.2021.3104402

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-85114605620

Start Page


  • 6

End Page


  • 9

Volume


  • 40

Issue


  • 3

Abstract


  • Social activity can be directed toward attempts to produce, promote, or optimize a particular facet of that concept, such as social justice, common knowledge, or collective well-being. The relative success of such activity can be determined according to a metric, or system of metrics, that might be used to measure the performance, level, or quality of that facet. Technologies are developed as a consequence of such application pull, to help implement the policies which are intended to advance the public interest. Systems can then be designed using methodologies like value-sensitive design and operationalized to produce socio-technical solutions to support or complement policies which address environmental sustainability, social justice, or public health.

UOW Authors


Publication Date


  • 2021

Citation


  • Pitt, J., Michael, K., & Abbas, R. (2021). Public Interest Technology, Citizen Assemblies, and Performative Governance. IEEE Technology and Society Magazine, 40(3), 6-9. doi:10.1109/MTS.2021.3104402

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-85114605620

Start Page


  • 6

End Page


  • 9

Volume


  • 40

Issue


  • 3