For this inaugural episode, I caught up with Amy Lang. Amy is a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Department of Sociology at the University of British Columbia. She wrote her dissertation on British Columbia’s groundbreaking Citizens’ Assembly process, and is currently doing follow-up research on the Ontario Citizens’ Assembly.
Duration: 0:10h, download MP3 (9.0 MB)
Here are the links to some of the resources that were mentioned in our conversation:
- British Columbia Citizens’ Assembly on Electoral Reform [01:27]
- Urgent Evoke [02:02] – An “Invent the Future Game” developed for the World Bank Institute (2010). Evoke is a “ten-week crash course in changing the world.” It is free to play and open to anyone, anywhere. The goal of the social network game is to help empower young people all over the world, and especially young people in Africa, to come up with creative solutions to our most urgent social problems. The game begins on March 3, 2010. Players can join the game at any time.
- SuperStruct [03:18] – The world’s first massively multiplayer forecasting game (2008)
- Jane McGonigal homepage [04:55]
- Urgent Evoke mentor program [07:33]
- Epic Win [09:07] — YouTube video of Jane McGonigal’s presentation at The Future of the Forum (FOTF) symposium at UC Berkeley, December 2009
This interview was recorded on February 19, 2010.