Open Government as Innovation

In the wake of Wikileaks and Edward Snowden it is easy to think that the topic of information and governments is a new one but it's not.

This module will deliver a historical and conceptual framework for thinking about the informational relationship between people and the state. The framing will be historical and philosophical but the focus will be on efforts over the last decade or so and the current state of the art in government information APIs and the like.

After a brief overview of the "open government" movement we will explore recent developments and undertake an exercise in applying design thinking to some data available in the greater LA area in a sort of mini-hackathon (with, perhaps, more emphasis on what we would do if we had more time than on coding up anything on the spot).


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