Today at the SpiritStore Cristiano Storni, introduced and screened the creative commons documentary ‘US NOW’ as an illustration of the political potential of new medias and of places like the SpiritStore.
''In his student flat in Colchester, Jack Howe is staring intently into his computer screen. He is picking the team for Ebbsfleet United's FA Trophy Semi-Final match against Aldershot . Around the world 35,000 other fans are doing the same thing, because together, they own and manage the football club. If distributed networks of people can run complex organisations such as football clubs, what else can they do?
Us Now takes a look at how this type of participation could transform the way that countries are governed. It tells the stories of the online networks whose radical self-organising structures threaten to change the fabric of government forever.'' http://banyak.co.uk/doc-usnow.php
see the video on Vimeo http://vimeo.com/4489849 it's been blocked on youtube...