Us Now, the power of mass collaboration, government and the Internet

I wanted to take a moment to recommend a 1 hour documentary, US Now, which bills itself as, “A film project about the power of mass collaboration, government and the internet.

The film is a good look at how the Internet is impacting the way people communicate and collaborate in fundamental ways and asks if and how we might have more participatory governments due to these changes in human behavior. The open source software model is discussed but is only one of many examples used.

I especially enjoyed Clay Shirky‘s time on screen as he is clearly the leading thinker in this new arena.

Us Now is viewable on the Internet for free (at vimeo).