Ethan Zuckerman: our little interconnected world

From the paradox of news increasingly tending to be locally created to the challenge of a truly "global" writing, capable of moving beyond the reader's cultural background. The director of the MIT Center for Civic Media reflects upon information and globalization


From the White House, Ginger Lew's economic ethics

Integrity, honesty, responsibility, respect and fairness. These according to Ginger Lew, former head of NASDAQ, are the core values for conducting business relationships in accordance with ethics and transparency


Kathleen Kennedy and the duty of transparency

From the duty of institutional transparency to trust as a requirement for democracy, here is Kathleen Kennedy Townsend’s perspective on contemporary society, comprising the past of a great political legacy and the future of huge institutional challenges


The illusions of democracy

In the heart of the universe and free to choose everything, but only apparently: that’s the firm and final judgment the “Antichrist of Silicon Valley”, Andrew Keen, opposes to the so-called digital revolution. With reference to the Web and its capability to “create” democracy, he worries: today, it’s an illusion




ICS Editorial

Design is a thought activity: we should not replace it with a mere “optimizing” approach, because it’s from imperfections that talent emerges.


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