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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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.






Skiing, 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 2024


[Phoenix update] We have finished the codesign of the pre/post surveys for the 11 Phoenix pilots


I got a bit of funding to redo the Brazilian PB Census


News 2023


[Phoenix update] Territorial Commissions of Codesigns are ongoing in 11 locations across Europe


I have got a bit of funding to assist the UK PB Network


We completed the Citizens' Assembly in Southampton


We did the first (at least I think it is the first) door knocking experiment applied to promote participation in a CA


In the fall I am on Sabbatical between Morocco, Italy and the UK


Demoplay project completed, we have a new version of EMPAVILLE!


Follow-up blog post in dialogic form with Kyle Redman in Deliberative Democracy Journal


Supporting Bologna CA evaluation coordination


The blog I wrote with Tiago Peixoto on Sortition and Representation has reached more than 5000 visualizations