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What should go into public policy on digital culture?

The Colombian ICT Ministry in association with Trust for the Americas, are currently working on setting out an agenda for the public policy for Digital Culture in Colombia, South America.

There are various ways the term ‘digital culture’ is used, and the consequent definitions tend to coalesce around ideas of digital information creation and use through online means. The use of the term ‘culture’ refers to the emergence of a means of interaction and being, and a community that partakes in these interactions. The affixed term ‘digital’ is thus used as a contrast with an analog means of communication. We define digital culture as the evolving use of digital information as a means of social and economic exchange, usually through a range of technological artifacts.

In this context, we understand digital culture as a social practice. Therefore, we would like to promote crowd wisdom to resolve the questions of: which are the strategic guidelines to develop a long term public policy for digital culture in Colombia? whom are involved? what specific topics should we include? Do you have any specific references or examples we must check? What should be at the core of digital public policy?


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  • Jul 12 2013: digital culture means a way to make various cultures be contagious,to be connected
    • Jul 12 2013: Hello Edulover

      According to UNESCO “Culture should be regarded as the set of distinctive spiritual, material, intellectual and emotional features of society or a social group, and that it encompasses, in addition to art and
      literature, lifestyles, ways of living together, value systems,traditions and beliefs.” (2002). We believe digital culture is in simple terms an extension of that definition in digital terms. In that sense, we completely agree with you. Do you know of any particular examples where this was accomplished? Do you know anyone who could guide us?

      We want to make public policy in terms a digital culture a participative exercise, who should choose what goes into digital culture but the people who are part of that? However, we need participation and crowd wisdom. So if you have any concrete examples of specific public policies that we can look at it would be appreciate it.

      • Jul 13 2013: Here in China,Confucian thoughts guide chinese people innerworld morality.And of course there are lots of ancient chinese dramas have been spreaded various cultures in china.
        I think participative exercise is:Yoga,meditation...

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