Wed

13

Apr

2016

Hybrid Deliberation, Starcraft and Mistery Dinners...

I am currently fascinated by integrating quick face to face deliberation on the cheap with more complex, structured and scalable e-deliberation.What can we learn from Starcraft and Mistery Dinners to improve hybrid deliberation?
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Sun

03

Apr

2016

My new formula for presentations

My new formula for presentations: write them normally in pp or latek, then use the written presentation as notes and create a new presentation that has only funny pictures and serious infographics that stack on top of each other in a barrage of animations. Only drawback, it attracts lots of questions from the audience and I end up feeling guilty about monopolizing the Q&A. Here is an example from the last Participedia meeting.

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Tue

15

Mar

2016

Skying, inertia and deliberation

(Reflections on a rainy UK morning in which I miss Vancouver and the chance of skiing every weekend a lot) Managing a deliberative process is a bit like slalom. Starts slowly, but quickly builds up so much speed that to remain in the optimal line you have to anticipate like crazy every turn or you end up over-steering and losing speed.

 

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News:

 

New grant to replicate argument mapping experiment!

 

Empatia goes gold! Platform is ready and looks amazing.

 

Brazilian Participatory Budgeting Census 2012-2016 completed (old version here)

 

Argument mapping paper forthcoming in New Media and Society.

 

"Failures to analyze Failures" paper forthcoming in PS.

 

Working paper on multi-channel Democratic Innovations