Citizenship Online: Open Source Politics

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Accepted Session
Short Form
Intermediate
Scheduled: Thursday, June 20, 2013 from 11:00 – 11:45am in B201

Excerpt

Online deliberation refers to applications which help communities make decisions. This varies from Exploratory deliberation, like Amazon reviews, where an individual makes a decision by consulting their community, to very structured Decision Making deliberations where a community needs to forge a single legally and logically defensible decision.

Description

Online deliberation applications are commenting systems optimized to help people make decisions with their community’s input. This session will discuss the standards established by the ODDI (Online Dialogue and Deliberation Infrastructure workgroup), the Deliberative Feature Set, and how to fit the functions of the application to the decision and the community.

We will look at examples of various kinds of deliberative applications from Exploratory deliberations like Amazon reviews (where you look to see what everyone else thinks about that book), to Parliamentary Procedures online (Eliberate). We’ll also examine the challenges of developing Civitas, an augmented reality game designed for offline political collaborative action. We’ll talk about the role of online deliberation in the electronic democracy and direct democracy movements with examples. You can see the links at http://bit.ly/15p4TlJ

Speaking experience

I've spoken on this topic recently in Seattle to the Tech Speakers Group and Lady Coders. I regularly present to CIRAL as part of my research. I haven't had the opportunity to present my research cohesively to a technical group. This would be a treat! I've done a lot of public speaking, but it hasn't been well documented.

Speaker

  • Ele Munjeli

    DemocracyLab, CIRAL, Civitas ARG

    Biography

    Ele Munjeli is a developer for CIRAL, the Civic Intelligence Research and Action Lab at The Evergreen State College in Olympia, Washington. Her research and code is focused on Online Deliberation, making applications for community decision making. She is a member of ODDI, the Online Dialog and Deliberation Infrastructure workgroup, a collaborative effort to establish standards for online deliberation; also NCDD, the National Coalition for Dialog and Deliberation. For the last year she’s been coding on two applications: Eliberate, a chat application which enforces Robert’s Rules of Order; and Civitas ARG, an augmented reality game and transmedia project with a forum optimized for collaborative action. She speaks and publishes regularly about online deliberation, the deliberative feature set for developers, and how to fit an application to an online community and the decisions they need to make.

    Sessions

      • Title: Citizenship Online: Open Source Politics
      • Track: Culture
      • Room: B201
      • Time: 11:0011:45am
      • Excerpt:

        Online deliberation refers to applications which help communities make decisions. This varies from Exploratory deliberation, like Amazon reviews, where an individual makes a decision by consulting their community, to very structured Decision Making deliberations where a community needs to forge a single legally and logically defensible decision.

      • Speakers: Ele Munjeli