Keyword: Creative Democracy
A useful concept for metadesigners
- According to other sources (see Wikipedia entry), John Dewey coined this term in his 1939 essay The Task Before Us.
- It seems applicable to Cybersyn project by Stafford Beer for an electronic democracy in Chile in 1970?
- In 1998, John Chris Jones used the term for a book Creative Democracy, with extended notes to the future.
- Today it is increasingly associated with the emergence of altruistic, collaborative networks.
- For example, the Creative Commons movement.
- Perhaps we can find the political origins of these tendencies in anarchism.
- The role of design in the process is less than straightforward.
- John Chris Jones has made a number of contributions to the idea of creative democracy (e.g design methods for everyone)
- This trend seems likely to continue (see sixteen ways of thinking about web design).
- It also relates to a number of terms that describe a high level of network consciousness in which control of the whole system is evenly distributed among its parts.
- One form of creative democracy derives from Arthur Koestler's term holarchy.
- See Indy Johar's talk
- Jones, J., C., (1998), Creative democracy, with extended footnotes to the future, Futures, Volume 30, Number 5, 1 June 1998, pp. 475-479(5)