[@OKFNau] Feedback to the open budget event

Lachlan Musicman datakid at gmail.com
Sat Jun 28 01:53:46 UTC 2014

Congrats and well done all.

On 26 June 2014 10:26, Rosie Williams <budgetaus at hotmail.com> wrote:
> People may recall that I organised an event around the federal budget
> recently. This became known as the BudgetAus collaboration and I was invited
> to write about this collaboration for the International Budget Partnership
> at
> http://internationalbudget.org/blog/2014/06/10/unlocking-budget-data-in-australia-the-budgetaus-collaboration/
> I have recently received very positive feedback that this blog post is one
> of their most popular for the year and that there has been specific interest
> from South African budget transparency advocates.
> I'd like to give special thanks to Paul Davis, Garry Brooke, Wendy Bacon,
> Luke Bacon, Pascal Grosvenor, the Open Budget team, Pia Waugh and everyone
> else who worked on getting the data released for the first time in machine
> readable format, Fbi Radio, Arthur Street, Ketan Joshi & Margo Kingston.
> Rosie Williams BA (Sociology)
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The idea is that a beautiful image is frameable. Everything you need
to see is there: It’s everything you want, and it’s very pleasing
because there’s no extra information that you don’t get to see.
Everything’s in a nice package for you. But sublime art is
unframeable: It’s an image or idea that implies that there’s a bigger
image or idea that you can’t see: You’re only getting to look at a
fraction of it, and in that way it’s both beautiful and scary, because
it’s reminding you that there’s more that you don’t have access to.
It’s now sort of left the piece itself and it’s become your own
invention, so it’s personal as well as being scary as well as being
beautiful, which is what I really like about art like that.
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