Category Archives: Events

EDV at ECA Lisbon 2015

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 […]

EDV at ACM TVX 2015

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 showcase at the OU’s Charter Day Learn About Fair

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 […]

2015 General Election debates announced

After months of extensive negotiations, broadcasters have finally announced their plans for leaders’ debates and similar events over the British Election Campaign. As we discussed earlier this year, the main election debate will include the leaders of 7 parties: the Conservatives, Labour, Lib Dems, UKIP, the Green Party, the SNP and Plaid Cymru, and will take […]

Democratic Reflection: first user testing event

Yesterday evening, a group of 12 OU postgraduate students and members of staff watched the second of Clegg-Farage 2014 Europe debate while they tested the first version of Democratic Reflection, a digital implementation of the audience feedback method we piloted with flashcards last year.   Democratic Reflection is available as a mobile web application, that participants could access from their […]

Prof Stephen Coleman interviewed about election debates on Radio 4

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.

7-party General Election debate format proposed by broadcasters

The latest proposal from the broadcasters is encouraging. Two of the debates will involve seven parties that might end up playing a part in some sort of post-election coalition or pact. This reflects the extent to which the idea of coalition politics has become embedded over the past five years. In 2010 the televised debates […]

EDV talk at Leeds’ Political Communication Research Group

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 […]

EDV at the Workshop on Collective Intelligence for the Common Good

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) […]

Paul Wilson’s seminar at the OU’s Knowledge Media Institute

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 […]