codeforbtv: An educational tool that engages youth and adults in science by gamifying the Lake Champlain Basin. Using a custom modification to Minecraft, the group’s goal is to eventually have a tool that may be used at the ECHO Center, at home, by educational institutions, and serve as a model to educators. Contributors: Nina Ridhibhinyo, …

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opengovfoundation: Announcing America’s First “Open Law City” We’re excited to join with the Baltimore Mayor’s Office to release BaltimoreCode.org, a free software platform that empowers all Baltimore residents to discover, access and use the local laws when they want and how they want.  Highlights below.  Full background here. BaltimoreCode.org lifts and ‘liberates’ the Baltimore City Charter …

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John Hagel: How Drucker Thought About Complexity

futuramb: As the complexity of our environment increases, we need to step back and reassess this rationale. The cost and difficulty of coordinating activities across entities, on a global scale, is far lower now. The pace of change is accelerating and the degree of uncertainty increasing. Perhaps a new rationale will be required to drive …

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swedbrand: McDonald´s Allows Consumers to Track the Ingredients in the Food just Purchased   In an effort to change the negative perceptions Australians have about McDonald´s food - “Trackmymacca´s” was introduced. Using GPS partnered with augmented reality they changed 188 million pieces of packaging, making these the triggers of this interactive technology that made it possible …

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sunlightcities: Does your state adhere to good transparency practices? Take a look at our new map and find out!Compare your state with the rest of the US and see if it adequately broadcasts and archives committee meetings, votesm and more: http://sunlightfoundation.com/blog/2013/07/10/the-legislation-will-not-be-televised/(A big thanks to the National Conference of State Legislatures and MapBox for great data and tools!)

Social business: a revaluation of all values? | workessence (Neil Usher)

This to me looks like a key element in understanding the sea change underway. Capsulizes the difference, not just between old and new business models, but how open data/open democracy differs profoundly from traditional government approach. stoweboyd: I really like this table from Neil Usher which contrasts ‘predominant’ (in my terms, slow-and-steady) value against ‘social’ …

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Stowe Boyd: The End Of Edge City?

Gas prices are forcing a reverse migration, as suburbanites are reconsidering the car culture lifestyle: [from Gas Prices May Revive Cities - US News and World Reportby Bret Schulte] On one hand, the story of the car, and the far-flung communities of huge homes and cul-de-sacs they enabled,…Stowe Boyd: The End Of Edge City?