Digital Democracy

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PPT/Video of Sept. 8 Hess Presentation

Posted by clocke22 on September 15, 2010

Wendy and I led the discussion of the Sept. 8 class on Hess’ article about deliberation and Youtube.  His take on YouTube deliberation was that, at least based on his case study of responses to the ONDCP ads, it was too playful of an environment to serve as a real vehicle for deliberation, although parody might be its one saving grace.  We tended to disagree with this conclusion, noting that other topics might invite more serious responses and that YouTube can be a tool for those who choose to deliberate outside YouTube and its commenting capabilities.  The class also generated lots of ideas for future research, some of which are highlighted in this video.

In case you’re interested, here are links to some of the things we looked at and discussed during our presentation:


One Response to “PPT/Video of Sept. 8 Hess Presentation”

  1. I was going to ask you to put this on Slideshare also, but I changed my mind. 🙂 You did a good job with this. The voiceover is above and beyond what you needed to do.

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