Technology for Citizen Voices

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Technology for Citizen Voices

  1. 1. Technology for Citizen Voices April 5, 2014 Boston, MA Dr. Stuart Shulman Phone: +1-413-345-8939 Email: stu.shulman@visioncritical.com
  2. 2. Conflict of Interest Disclosure • I am the founder, CEO, and sole manager of Texifter, LLC. • Texifter sold DiscoverText to Vision Critical in 2012. • I profited from the asset sale, as did UMass. • I stand to profit further from sales of DiscoverText licenses. • A UMass panel has managed the case from cradle to grave. • Vision Critical recently sold DiscoverText back to Texifter.
  3. 3. My CurrentArea of Research
  4. 4. How Did I Get Here? May 2001
  5. 5. Seeking Deliberative Democracy November 2002
  6. 6. eRulemaking Research May 2003
  7. 7. Mass Email Campaigns December 2004
  8. 8. Misleading Members for Data June 2005
  9. 9. Membership & Resources April 2006
  10. 10. The Dam Breaks January 2007
  11. 11. Early Prototype Solutions April 2008
  12. 12. The “Notice and Spam Era” April 2009
  13. 13. Reading Inspirational Books November 2010
  14. 14. 10 Years of Coding Text October 2011
  15. 15. Innovation Happens in Groups June 2012
  16. 16. Interactive Machine Classifiers March 2013
  17. 17. Where Does This Leave Us?
  18. 18. The First Draft of History is Now Often a Tweet
  19. 19. Be Wary of Too Much Automation
  20. 20. What is the Future of Citizen Voice Online?
  21. 21. Thank-you for having me! Dr. Stuart W. Shulman Founder & CEO, Texifter, LLC Research Associate Professor, UMass Amherst Director, Qualitative Data Analysis Program (QDAP) Editor Emeritus, Journal of Information Technology & Politics Contact Information stu@texifter.com http://people.umass.edu/stu/ @stuartwshulman

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