Open Source Democracy: Can collective intelligence, mass collaboration, and large-scale problem solving using open architectures redefine democratic engagement in the 21st Century?
Mark Tovey, Michael Nielsen and Hassan Masum will join WICI in exploring the possibilities that information and communication technologies are providing for the creation of new types of political engagement, problem solving and collective decision-making. We will be exploring issues such as collective intelligence and open source collaboration The discussions will be organized around three themes, generated by questions posed by our panelists:
“How do we make collective intelligence relevant to the policy world?”
“How to scale up conversation about controversial topics, without melting down”
“How can we agree on ‘progress’ and accelerate it?