The Ark - ¿Democracy's Favorite Device?
The Ark is a portable computer that can be upgraded, modded, or repaired by the user since it uses open-source software, the pcb files are available, and the parts can be purchased individually. It is powered by the Raspberry Pi Compute Module, and runs a modified version of Debian.
One of the goals of the Ark is to simplify the process of participating in a democracy for citizens, journalists, and politicians in a safe and transparent way. To simplify participating in a Democracy we will develop open source applications that focus on different key aspects of a Democracy.
(images below are only mockups of the applications. all companies, charities, and names are used for demonstration purposes only)
- An open source application that allows citizens to keep track of the voting history of their representatives.
Simplifying Budgets, Boycotts, and Taxes
An application for journalists and charities to easily recieve reccuring donations from supporters.
An application to simplify the process of boycotting companies by displaying what products and companies a conglomerate owns or has a stake in. With a search feature to find alternatives to the product\service they are looking to purchase.
It has to start somewhere. It has to start sometime.
What better place than here? What better time than now?