Author Archives: Jake Dunagan

Its a Wrap! Connected Citizens a Smashing Success

Connected Citizens has been a smashing success in collective forecasting. We had over 500 players, from over 50 countries, play over 6700 cards. All in the span of 24 26 hours of game play. Core issues of governance, from openesss … Continue reading

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Bonus Round!!! 2 Hours Added!!

Given the enormous response of players and the high level of activity we’ve seen in the last few hours, we’ve given our technical team a caffeine drip, and are extending game play until 2pm PST. That’s two more hours to … Continue reading

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Major Themes: The First 9.5 Hours

Players have not only been reaching Warp speeds for idea generation, but we’ve covered an incredible range of topics. After 9.5 hours, here’s a small sample of some major themes that have captured our attention. Boundaries between public and private … Continue reading

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Gov 2.0 Radio

I spoke with Allison Hornery today about IFTF, Connected Citizens, and collective forecasting. Have a listen here.    

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The Pulse: 5 Hours In, 1800 cards, 37 countries

The first 5 hours of Connected Citizens has seen amazing levels of participation, both in numbers of ideas exchanged and in countries represented. So far, we have close to 1800 cards played by hundreds of players worldwide. This is truly … Continue reading

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What is not private will be surveilled

Good discussions are ongoing about the boundaries of private and public space. Players have pointed out some of the dilemmas unfolding as a double move of more privitzation of public services occurs at the same time public space come under … Continue reading

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Democracy and Long-term Thinking: Mortal Enemies?

Player JustinPickard points out a significant barrier to democratic political structures… The ancient Greeks where already aware of a truism of democracy: in winner-take-all democratic processes, the skill of “getting elected” is dominant over all other capacities for governing. ¬†Getting … Continue reading

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One hour to game time!

Connected Citizens, a collaborative forecasting game about government services and civic technology, is one hour from live play. Go to www.connected-citizens.org to create your player and join in a global conversation about how governments and citizens can work together to … Continue reading

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Inaugurate a new way forward for government-citizen engagement

Today, in his second inaugural address, President Barack Obama said, “We understand that outworn programs are inadequate to the needs of our time. We must harness new ideas and technology to remake our government, revamp our tax code, reform our … Continue reading

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