Here's the follow-up to February's post about the Uproar Chicago project. They just released their audio collage of the voice mails they've received: More audio clips area available on Soundcloud. One of the ideas we're currently exploring as part of the Real Dialogues project (winner of the NCDD Catalyst Award) is the potential for using [...]
Happening today and tomorrow in New York City, NY: The GovLab Experiment On April 18-19, 2013, The Governance Lab @ NYU will host The GovLab Experiment: Making Engagement Work, a radically interdisciplinary design laboratory in New York sponsored by the MacArthur and Knight Foundations. From the about page: The Governance Lab (The GovLab) aims to improve [...]
Upate 04/26: We've added a stop in Columbus, OH. As we continue our Zilino Road Show, here are a few more dates to check out: April 25, 2013: Zilino Road Show Berkeley, CA April 30, 2013: Zilino Road Show Minneapolis, MN May 1, 2013: Zilino Road Show Madison, WI May 2, 2013: Zilino Road Show [...]
The Civic Data Challenge 2013, set to launch at 2pm Pacific Time today, is a contest presented by the National Conference on Citizenship (NCoC) and the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation. From the website (emphasis mine): THE CHALLENGE: The Civic Data Challenge turns the raw data of ‘civic health’ into useful applications and [...]
As I lamented on Twitter yesterday, I wish I were in Denver, CO this weekend for the National Conference for Media Reform. First, talk about a diverse, interesting-looking line-up of speakers. But mainly, I'm interested in the question which future role, if any, journalism and media might play as a convener of citizen dialogue. Daniel [...]
So we recently did the inevitable and joined Pinterest. What is Pinterest? It's a site that let's you collect and share pretty pictures. Some have even suggested it might be a valuable tool for online community engagement. Here's one of the first boards we created. Group process diagrams, yummy! If you already hang out there, [...]
These three were our most popular recent posts in March: Hello Europe: A Fresh Idea to Connect Europe 2013 Event and Conference Radar What Is Participatory Budgeting? The overall top scorers remain in the lead unchallenged: What Is Public Participation? What Is Public Participation? What Is Government 2.0? As always, thanks for your attention!
The team over at Discourse, a software project aimed at re-inventing the online forum (see here), recently did an analysis of community guidelines for about 50 different online forums, bulletin board systems and groups that have been around for at least a decade. From the blog post: The Universal Rules of Civilized Discourse With Discourse, [...]