This blog has sought to demonstrate how diversities in a country like New Zealand can connect creatively from the grass roots to much more effectively address economic, ecological and other issues facing villages, nations and the wider world.
John Key showed exceptional skill and expertise in managing international data flows to make his substantial fortune. Can he now help New Zealand do well, and position it to help others to do well, from the management of such flows?
Having Silicon Valley-style conversations - "Why is Silicon Valley so successful? It's because all the graduates are in one place and they can bump into each other at cafes and talk about their ideas" (Nevill-Manning Christchurch Press 3 August, 2011)
He wanted his suburb to be a friendlier place, but knew that simply moralising, telling people what they ought to do, and making them feel guilty when they didn’t, would not work. He knew the only way to change attitudes was to…
Christchurch people could use film and social media to better come together and reconstruct life in their post-quake urban villages. This would constitute a new paradigm of local, village-based development, one in which communications technologies are deployed to generate narrative-inspired networking projects and new patterns of everyday living.