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Local Systems

May 5, 2012

Only a few generations ago many of the practices we associate with sustainability were commonplace.

Absorbing the Complexity

April 28, 2012

Reflections on the state of digital government and a plan for where it should go.


March 5, 2012

There is a new theme emerging in the technology sphere: quietness.

Wicked Problems

November 28, 2011

Due to complex inter-dependencies, attempting to solve one facet of a wicked problem can expose or create other problems.

An Image of a Vinyl Record circa 1908

How Green Was My Vinyl?

October 7, 2011

ICT’s environmental impact is still an open question.

McGannon Center & book

September 5, 2011

As fellows we’re working on a book on using user-focused, community-based research to make a difference in addressing complex problems.

Texting for Access?

July 22, 2011

How a new system to gain access to public restrooms in Stockholm fails to take a wide range of users into account.

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June 25, 2011

Al Gore’s new e-book is an interesting example of tech meets environment.

Measuring Impacts

June 5, 2011

An OECD report on measuring the social and economic impacts of ICTs.

Turkle’s ‘Alone Together’

May 5, 2011

“If there is an addiction here, it is not to a technology. It is to the habits of mind that technology allows us to practice…”

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