Earlier this week, EDV was the subject of a full-length feature in the Rethinking Debates project. This is the first of a global series of reports on the impact of technology on the electoral process, launched by Civic Hall, a US-based community centre for the world’s civic innovators. After interviewing EDV’s PI Stephen Coleman from […]
Last week, I attended the 1st European Conference on Argumentation, 9-12 June 2015, in Lisbon, Portugal. EDV contributed a paper on our analysis of Fair Play: a semi-automatic method to determine how well participants in an election debate follow the “rules of the game”. In this case, the method uses democratic entitlements as the basis for these rules. The slides […]
Las week, we presented Democratic Replay as a work-in-progress paper at TVX 2015, the ACM International Conference on Interactive Experiences for Television and Online Video, held in Brussels, 3rd-5th June 2015.TVX brings together research and recent developments in academia and industry in a single-track joint venue. The conference opened with a keynote by Jacob Shwirtz, Chief […]
EDV is the cover story of the latest KMi Review, the periodical publication of the OU’s Knowledge Media Institute presenting research highlights, awards, events and other news. The article describes the research we carried out over the 2015 General Election leaders’ debates earlier this month, focusing on Democratic Reflection and on the elicitation of instant audience feedback. You […]
Last week, EDV had a spot on in KMi’s stand on this year’s OU Learn About Fair. The Fair, part of the University’s Charter Day on 23rd April 2015, is an opportunity for showcasing research and innovation across the OU. Our stand featured the latest version of Democratic Replay with enhanced video replays of the recent ITV Leaders’ Debate and one last […]
EDV has been featured in OpenLearn, the OU’s free learning portal. Filed under People, Politics and Law, the piece describes the aims of the project, invites readers to try Democratic Reflection during Thursday’s BBC Challengers’ Debate, and introduces Democratic Replay.
EDV’s Principal Investigator, Prof Stephen Coleman, was interviewed yesterday by Martha Kearney for BBC Radio 4’s World at One. As political parties and broadcaster negotiate this year’s election debates, Prof Coleman explained how and why voters feel entitled to full televised debates between the party leaders. Listen to the interview below or follow this link.
Last Thursday 16 October, Leeds’ Political Communication and the OU team members presented EDV at a Political Communication Research Group seminar in the School of Media and Communication of the University of Leeds. Details of the event and links to the slides are available below. Election Debate Visualisation Project This event took place on 16th […]
On Monday 29 and Tuesday 30 September, EDV joined the Workshop on Collective Intelligence for the Common Good held at The Open University’s London Campus. The workshop was chaired by EDV members Anna De Liddo and Simon Buckingham Shum, Doug Schuler (Evergreen State College & The Public Sphere Project), Fiorella De Cindio (University of Milan) […]
Design has a role in working for the ‘common good’, playing a significant part in our engagement with the world and, within the Election Debate Visualisation project, working to translate data into compelling, engaging and illuminating stories. The design thread within the project has begun to investigate visual methods for rapid and semiotically-holistic feedback, and is […]