“Upon this gifted age, in its dark hour,
Rains from the sky a meteoric shower
Of facts…they lie unquestioned, uncombined.
Wisdom enough to leech us of our ill
Is daily spun; but there exists no loom
To weave it into fabric…”
Edna St Vincent Millay, From Huntsman, What Quarry? (1939)
The Deliberatorium is a technology designed to help large numbers of people, distributed in space and time, combine their insights to find well-founded solutions for such complex multi-stakeholder multi-disciplinary ("wicked") problems as sustainability, climate change policy, complex product design, and so on.
See this video for a 10 minute introduction to the concepts underlying the Deliberatorium, and follow this link to access the system itself.
See this video for a 4 minute overview of the European Union-funded CATALYST project, which is applying metrics concepts and tools developed by the Deliberatorium project.
A read-only map viewer, which can be embedded in any web site, is also available:
The Deliberatorium video presentation (20 minutes) given at the 2012 Epistemic Democracy Workshop at Yale University
Enabling Deliberations in a Political Party Using Large-Scale Argumentation: A Preliminary Report. Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on the Design of Cooperative Systems.
The Bag of Lemons: High-Speed Idea Filtering for Open Innovation. CCI Working Paper, 2014.
How to Harvest Collective Wisdom on Complex Problems: An Introduction to the MIT Deliberatorium. CCI working paper, 2011.
Enabling Large-Scale Deliberation Using Attention-Mediation Metrics. Journal of Computer-Supported Cooperative Work. 21(4):449-473.
Supporting Collaborative Deliberation Using a Large-Scale Argumentation System: The MIT Collaboratorium. Proceedings of: Directions and Implications of Advanced Computing; Conference on Online Deliberation (DIAC-2008/OD2008). 2008.
Harnessing Collective Intelligence to Address Global Climate Change. Innovations Journal, 2007. 2(3): p. 15-26.
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CollaboratorsMarco Cioffi, Bain Consulting