Debategraph - Politics Online Conference 2009

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Presentation to the Politics Online Conference 2009 in Washington D.C. as part of the panel on The Future of Public Debate Online.

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Debategraph - Politics Online Conference 2009

  1. 1. The Future of Public Debate Online – Politics Online, 20 April 2009 Debategraph – collaborative thinking Link: Debategraph
  2. 2. Why this matters… There are always more smart people outside government than within it… … and engaging this intelligence transparently is efficient and effective and strengthens public trust.
  3. 3. But how do you make sense of this?
  4. 4. … and what if many speak at the same time?
  5. 5. Focus on the underlying ideas (1) Gather the set of ideas distributed in the community Gordon Brown Kevin Rudd Barack Obama (2) Represent each idea just once
  6. 6. Listen to everything the community has to offer New Ideas Contributed Contributors
  7. 7. Question? Suggestion Reason Think openly in simple, provisional building blocks on which others can build too
  8. 8. In as much depth as you need
  9. 9. Enable everyone to build and rate maps — collaboratively, iteratively and comprehensively
  10. 10. Make maps easy to find, explore and extend. Embed around the web. Updates visible across all sites. Link: The Independent
  11. 11. <ul><li>UK Prime Minister’s Office </li></ul><ul><li>Royal Society of Arts </li></ul><ul><li>The Independent </li></ul><ul><li>European Commission – WAVE public consultation on climate change in UK, Lithuania and France </li></ul><ul><li>… and a growing community of universities, schools, NGOs, businesses, and individuals. </li></ul>Debategraphers? Links: Debategraph , The Independent
  12. 12. Dr David Price, Co-founder, Debategraph, email: david AT debategraph DOT org, http://debategraph.org, tel +44 (0) 20 8144 2860 Debategraph – thank you

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