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Wiki Discussions?

One of the new possibilities we've been exploring at the Interactivity Foundation is the use of wikis for the discussion and development of material. We've set up a general wiki site, the Interactivity Foundation Wiki as a home base for these wikis (a list of the...

Public Discussion of an Area of Concern*

Citizen dialogue and decision-making processes can take many forms, depending on the objectives of participants, their place in the policy-making process, and the constraints within which they are working.  Still, citizen dialogue continues to be thought of almost...

Language and Public Discussion*

I want to use this entry as a way of thinking about and using language in public discussion. Philosophers, social thinkers, and cognitive scientists of various kinds have long argued hotly about the origin and nature of language.  But “ultimate” questions about...

Key Aspects of IF’s Public Discussions•

At least four interactive aspects are critical to useful public discussion of IF’s Citizens Discussion Reports. 1. Facilitation is critical in public discussions of IF Citizens Staff Work Reports.  There is nothing “magical” about IF facilitators.  They are,...