Join the Conversation
Extreme Democracy Event at Texas Forums
Extreme Democracy Study Guide by Texas Forums
Extreme Democracy at Attendr
Registration: None required
Schedule: 12, 1 hour sessions, on Monday. The schedule begins June 18, 2007 at 7 pm CDT.
Outline: Topic schedule may change. Please check Texas Forums web site for updates.
August 20 - 6.4 Billion Points of Light: An interview of Roger Wood (6.4 Billion Points of Light: Lighting the Tapers of Democracy), pages 241 – 265, by Paul Schumann
August 27 - Activist Technology: A discussion of the essays of Jon Lebkowsky (Virtual Bonfire: A Brief History of Activist Technology) pages 267 - 275, Jay Rosen (The Weblog: An Extremely Democratic Form of Journalism), pages 104 – 110, Britt Blaser (The Revolution Will Be Engineered: An Assessment of the Present and Possible Future of Net-based Political Tools) pages 276 – 295
September 10 - Political Tools: A discussion of the essays of Adina Levin (Campaign Tools), pages 320 - 362 & Phillip Windley (eVoting), pages 191 – 198.
September 17 (Constitution Day) - Future of Democracy: A discussion among the participants
How to Participate: Join each session at http://188.8.131.52/masteradmin/room.asp?id=rs36a886a07b55. Allow a few extra minutes the first time you attend to download the necessary software. A PC is required. Broadband Internet access is preferable. If you wish to join in the conversations verbally, a PC microphone is required. (Text messaging is also available.) No password is required for these sessions. Login with the name you'd like to be known by in the session.
Blog : The Extreme Democracy blog will be used to facilitate discussions between the sessions and explore concepts. (http://www.extremedemocracy.org )
Archive: All of the programs and the Extreme Democracy blog will be archived. The audio, text messages and video of each session will be recorded and available on the Texas Fourm web site.
Sponsors: The Central Texas Chapter of the World Future Society (www.centexwfs.org) and Texas Forums (www.texasforums.org) , an initiative of the LBJ Library (www.lbjlib.utexas.edu) , are sponsoring this series of seminars in cooperation with Jon Lebkowsky and Mitch Ratcliffe of the Extreme Democracy (www.extremedemocracy.com) project.