Monthly Archives: November 2013

8 11, 2013

More Reality TV Exploration: “Citizen Wisdom Council Live”

By | November 8th, 2013|Radar|0 Comments

Here's another proposal for a reality TV show in the dialogue and deliberation category: "Citizen Wisdom Council Live", an attempt "to bring the Wisdom Council to American television". The crowdfunding campaign aims to raise $30,000 for the production of a "sizzle", a 3-5 minute demo video promoting a show for non-fiction and reality TV networks. From the [...]

7 11, 2013

Deliberative Television

By | November 7th, 2013|Research|3 Comments

Photo by dailyinvention / CC BY 2.0 The latest edition of the Journal for Public Deliberation features an interesting article by Ashley Muddiman and Matthew R. Meier that discusses how using citizen panels might be applied to "refocus news outlets on their fundamentally democratic functions and foster a more engaged and deliberative citizenry": Deliberative Television: [...]

4 11, 2013

Top Posts October 2013

By | November 4th, 2013|About|0 Comments

Recent posts (from the period August through October) that were most popular in October: Online Facilitation Unconference 2013 Internet Usage Germany 1997-2013 By Age Group Card Mapping the NIF Approach to Citizen Deliberation Older posts popular in October: What Is Public Participation? What Is Public Participation? New York Times Budget Puzzle As always, thanks for [...]

3 11, 2013

Video Trailer: El Figaró

By | November 3rd, 2013|Europe, Participatory Budgeting|0 Comments

There's an interesting documentary in the works about participatory democracy in a small town in Catalonia, Spain. From the project website (translation via Google Translate, modified): The Figaro is a village in the Vallès Oriental governed by an assembly of neighbors who do not belong to any political party. For ten years now, the city [...]