As a Political Science grad working in IT the past few years, I am very interested in hearing this talk. I hope we can move beyond asking about the mere existence of a digital divide and finally adress the hold ups for progress in that area, or at least clear case studies that will illustrate the advantages of turning offline communities online. I hope this lecture is available online after the event. In other news, the Authors@Google talk misspells Slavoj Zizek's name in the title.
Eric,In your broadcast talk on Tuesday 11/18, you mentioned wanting dialogue methods for sensing public consensus when drafting legislation. I have put together a number of thoughts and flushed out a possible design that goes well beyond both this desire and the typical blog paradigm, which is very decentralized and hard to find and use, being all over the Internet, often filtered due to a moderator’s views, and, because of the lack of cohesiveness, I wonder if anyone of any import reads responses (like this one). You mentioned getting everyone in a big room at Google to flush out the best ideas. I would love to be part of this process in the development of a method by which…• The public can raise issues and weigh-in on a previous poster’s position• News organizations and policy-writers/makers can solicit comment on issues• Special-interest groups can post their positions, but not overwhelm the forum• Politicians can feel the heat from their particular constituents and know the demographics of their constituents that weighed-in• All levels of Government will hear voices from MainStreet AmericaMy thoughts do not limit this to our federal government. It can be designed to serve all levels within each state/county/…, as well as foreign governments.Bruce@Mellen.name
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