About the artist
Nesta is an independent charity that works to increase the innovation capacity of the UK.
The organisation acts through a combination of practical programmes, investment, policy and research, and the formation of partnerships to promote innovation across a broad range of sectors.
D-CENT (Decentralised Citizens Engagement Technologies)
Technology for 21st Century Democracy.
D-CENT (Decentralised Citizens Engagement Technologies) is a Europe-wide project project conceived and coordinated by Francesca Bria for the UK innovation Agency Nesta, exploring the opportunities for technology to re-energise democracy and politics. D-CENT brings together citizen-led organisations that are transforming democracy and helps them develop the next generation of open source, distributed, and privacy-aware tools for direct democracy. These tools are likely to spread to political parties, governments, parliaments and to the public, shaping the new political institutions of the 21st century.
Courtesy of Nesta.