Chatter Episode 22 – Richard Barbrook On Digital Democracy and The Labour Party

Richard Barbrook was our guest on today’s show. He is about to begin some work with the Labour party on digital democracy and large-scale, crowd-sourced policy making. We chatted all about digital democracy, the Labour party, the general election, Jeremy Corbyn, Brexit, and much more! Resources http://www.thejist.co.uk/podcast/chatter-episode-14-bret-weinstein-evolutionary-implications-technology-modern-society/ https://twitter.com/richardbarbrook?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor http://www.imaginaryfutures.net/ https://www.opendemocracy.net/imaginary_futures_richard_barbrook https://www.westminster.ac.uk/about-us/our-people/directory/barbrook-richard http://news.sky.com/story/prudent-for-labour-to-war-game-for-power-says-partys-digital-guru-11054819 Music by Just […]

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