About a week after I put out an open research request to help collect a list of participatory politicians, I remembered a post of mine from way back when that provides a great example of the kind of activity I'm looking for. This came up during the June 2005 ODDC face-to-face meeting on "Deepening Online Deliberation", [...]
It took a couple of attempts (see here, here), but now it looks like web-based public participation will finally get some exposure at SXSW this year. Here's the announcement: Future15 Lineup for 2011: Shorter is Better At the 2010 SXSW Interactive Festival, we launched a series of short-form panel content called Future15s. These fast-paced sessions proved [...]
Back in December, Tom Atlee shared some interesting thoughts over on the NCDD listserv about what he refers to as Creative Participation. He recently joined the growing list of NCDD guest bloggers and today shared his post on the NCDD blog: Creative Deliberation The article brings up some good points that highlight the need for better [...]
With barely three days left, the ExpertNet online consultation is quickly drawing to a close. Like many others, I've been reading along with great interest and even made the occasional contribution. There are a number of key parameters that I believe are critical to understanding what ExpertNet is trying to achieve and how. As I pointed out [...]
We know there are a lot of (online) tools for participation available today, and we find out about more examples of how they are being used almost every day. About three weeks ago, someone asked me if I knew of any politicians strongly committed to voter participation who "have started to use these techniques sincerely [...]
Now that the new year is already well under way, we wanted to take a brief moment to look back on 2010. Here on this blog, we've written extensively about public participation, examined its relation to crowdsourcing, and have monitored and reviewed a number of noteworthy Open Government efforts. With well over one hundred entries, [...]
Following a very busy November, blog traffic in December did not disappoint either. Here are the three posts that were most popular: New York Times Budget Puzzle ExpertNet RFI Meine-Demokratie.de: Participation Map for Germany Thanks to our readers and commenters. Here's to a very productive new blog year 2011!