T h e P o w e r B o x
The AMT student faced the competition to make the installation of a collaboration between Parsons Paris and the OECD. Students were asked to create works that embody the key values of integrity, transparency, identity and trust, in relation to technology. Parsons Paris instructors guided the development of student work over seven weeks. The Global Anti-Corruption & Integrity Forum team provided students with critical feedback during key phases of project development. The winning proposal entitled ‘Carded’ was selected by the OECD and completed to full scale for this forum.
How can we use technology to fight corruption? The Internet allows open communication like never before: global, fast and easily accessible. It opens opportunities for collaboration in open source projects and platforms to share information. Technologies such as the blockchain promise ultimate transparency and a revolution of institutionalized power with decentralisation and liquid democracy.
The Power Symbol
In the digital age, the ability to switch on your device to go online is the most powerful opportunity to share knowledge, discuss and get people to listen to what you have to say; all it takes is to press the power button.
The mirror shows the status quo, it is a reflection of reality; you also cannot look through it and see inside the box. Only by working together, the box gets transparent and light is shed on what is inside. The more people work together, the greater the result.
To implement technology in the fight against corruption, people need to work together. Collaboration and decentralised power is at the core of new technologies to achieve greater transparency. The actions of many individuals lead to something much bigger.