Episode 23 is the first to roll out in 2015! But don’t let that fool you… we recorded it in 2014. But what might fool you is that there’s some new voices in town on the OKCast this year. I (Alex) was joined by Jeremia Kimelman (@jeremiak) in creating an intro that frames this lovely interview with Richard Pietro, the motorcycle rider and self-proclaimed Open Government fanboy. It’s part of a new OKCast in 2015 – one with more hosts, more voices, more interviews, and new kinds of coverage. Welcome aboard! And as always, let us know what you think.
This interview has been a long time coming. Richard went on his Open Government Tour across Canada in the summer of 2014. We meant to get him on earlier, but the delay actually meant that we got his reflections across the course of his tour – and they turn out to be very interesting! A worthwhile listen for other Open Gov fan-people, as well as anyone trying to build “open” communities.
During the interview, Richard tells us about how one attendee on his tour taught him about the value of mandalas – a symbol that participants could draw to focus their attention and prompt different, creative thinking. Here’s one image of the mandalas from the tour.
Oh, and a few lovely links from Richard!
As well as some videos he’s produced about open government:
Open Government is the Daft Punk of Government
Rant: We Are Open People
The Open Government Turtle
The Open Gov Tour Motorcycle
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