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MIPTV Picks ’09 – Us Now

Us Now collects some of today's most Web-savvy minds (such as 'Net guru Clay Shirky and Wikinomics author Don Tapscott) and poses the question: 'In a world in which information is like air, what happens to power?' More specifically, is governance possible through the mass collaboration fostered via the 'Net? Can 'open source politics' become a reality?
March 19, 2009


In a wired world, most of us are now quite accustomed to the convenience and ubiquity of the Internet, to the point where being deprived of the sense of connection it provides is tantamount to solitary confinement.
Us Now collects some of today’s most Web-savvy minds (such as ‘Net guru Clay Shirky and Wikinomics author Don Tapscott) and poses the question: ‘In a world in which information is like air, what happens to power?’ More specifically, is governance possible through the mass collaboration fostered via the ‘Net? Can ‘open source politics’ become a reality? Good questions indeed, presented in provocative fashion by Us Now.
Partners: Banyak Films (UK), distributed through TVF International

Length: 1 x 58 minutes
Wrapped: March 2008
Rights available: All worldwide, excluding the UK

About The Author
Jillian Morgan is a special reports editor at realscreen with a background in journalism and digital marketing. She joined the publication in 2019 after serving as the assistant editor to trade publications HPAC and On-Site. With a bachelor of journalism from the University of King's College in Halifax, she also works as a freelance writer and fact-checker.

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