That online communications, the democratisation of publishing, has changed every human relation in the past 20-30 years is without doubt.
How much more it continues to change our relationship with our civil institutions remains to be seen. It is up for us to decide the forms, disruption and integration of that ongoing change.
Prepare Wellington and trans-situational crisis mapping may yet become an unexpected and powerful contribution to that changing relationship between civic institutions and the public, bringing us into an unexpected partnership with our neighbours and the shaky isles we walk upon.
If there is a specific contribution to the ongoing experiment between code and civic society, Prepare Wellington would be a distinctly New Zealand contribution.
Thank you for the opportunity to explore this concept with you.
Tristam Sparks & Jo Bailey