DPS ‘Making the world more democratic, one click at a time’, says Globe and Mail
Globe and Mail columnist Doug Saunders profiled the work of Digital Public Square in a piece this week for the Globe and Mail, highlighting the wide reach and innovative approach of DPS’s China and Iran projects.
Saunders notes that DPS’s two China games— What’s in the Bun? and The Bad Boss Files—have collectively reached over six and a half million people, and shares his surprise that the Chinese government hasn’t shut down them or blocked access.
He credits this to DPS’s commitment to “working with, rather than against, the existing political cultures,” and points out that “their online spaces propose to do things that the leaders of China…say they want done – fight corruption, get citizens engaged, keep promises.”
Saunders quotes Janice Stein of the DPS project, who describes what makes our ‘bottom-up” approach different: “our project was not about pushing ideas out to people, it was about pulling people in and creating spaces where they could bring their own ideas.”
Check out the article; it’s a great overview of some of our recent work and what makes DPS different.