- Description of discussion topics,
- Definition of Extreme Democracy,
- Links to all reading materials,
- Instructions about how to log into the room,
- Everything you need to know about this series
Essays for July 30
It’s the Conversation Stupid!: The Link between Social Action & Political Choice, by Valdis Krebs
Discuss Krebs essay
Social Network Dynamics & Participatory Politics, by Ross Mayfield
Discuss Mayfield essay
Broadcasting & the Voter’s Paradox, by David Weinberger
Discuss Weinberger essay
Available only in print version, not online:
Sociable Technology & Democracy, by danah boyd (pp. 183-193)
The Calculus of Political Power, by Mitch Ratcliffe (pp. 127-153)
Also of interest
We have invited all of the authors of the essays for discussion to join us. Mitch Ratcliffe has been a regular participant. So far tonight, we know that we will also be joined by Vladis Krebs. This is a great opportunity to engage in a dialogue about politics and networks with colleagues from around the world (France, for example is represented!) and some of the leading extreme democracy thinkers!
Background about Extreme Democracy
This is the sixth of a twelve part discussion series on Extreme Democracy co-sponsored by the Central Texas World Future Society and Texas Forums, an initiative of the LBJ Presidential Library and Museum.
The purpose of these discussions is to explore the principles and technologies of Extreme Democracies, and to explore how these concepts and technologies are affecting our own social change efforts, our democracy, and the upcoming election. These discussions take place online synchronously in the Texas Forums Virtual Room on Monday evenings at 7:00 p.m. Central Time. Participants are encouraged to also participate in an asynchronous dialogue about the readings for the week on the Extreme Democracy Blog.
You do not have to participate in all sessions.
These discussions are free and open to everyone.
For more information about this series including a schedule of events and hardware/software requirements for participation in the series, visit the Texas Forum blog. Read the discussion guide here. It includes a description of how to use the virtual meeting room.