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David Price co-founded Debategraph with the former Australian cabinet minister Peter Baldwin. Debategraph combines argument visualization with web-based collaborative editing to make the best arguments on all sides of any public debate freely available to all and continuously open to challenge and improvement by all. David also blogs at Open to Persuasion, and is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.

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Mapping the Political Contours of Cyberspace, Uncategorized

Mapping the Political Contours of Cyberspace

William Gibson coined the term “cyberspace”, for his 1982 short story Burning Chrome to create a “a narrative engine, and a territory in which the narrative could take place”. Twenty years on, cyberspace is the world’s narrative engine: and an uncharted territory to which the world is still coming to terms.
Political, industrial, and civic leaders [...]

By | | Friday, 28 October 2011 at 3:20 pm

Dissecting the Conservative – Liberal Democrat Coalition Agreement

As part of The Independent’s visual mapping of the election and its aftermath, we have broken down the Conservative – Liberal Democrat Coalition Agreement into an interactive visual graph that lets you comment on and rate each of the proposals.

By surfacing their shared agenda for the next Parliament explicitly in this way, the Conservatives and Lib [...]

By | Eagle Eye | Saturday, 15 May 2010 at 4:11 pm

Which way are the UK newspapers voting and why?

A quick overnight analysis of the general election results advocated by 17 leading UK newspapers – and the positive reasons they present for their choices:

…based on an initial reading of the editorial declarations made by: the Daily Express, Daily Mail, Daily Mirror, Daily Telegraph, Financial Times, Evening Standard, Mail on Sunday, News of the World, Sunday [...]

By | Eagle Eye | Thursday, 6 May 2010 at 2:20 am

Visualizing the Third Leaders’ Debate

Building on last week’s map, The Independent is using Debategraph again to visualize the issues addressed during the third leaders’ debate tonight – and to examine the positions of the three prime ministerial candidates on the key questions facing the country in the run up to polling day.
You can follow the third debate live here [...]

By | Eagle Eye | Thursday, 29 April 2010 at 6:59 pm

Visualizing the Second Leaders’s Debate

Following the remarkable shift in the polls after last week's debate, what fate awaits Gordon Brown, David Cameron and Nick Clegg as they confront each other in the second prime ministerial TV debate tonight?
The Independent will be using Debategraph this evening to map the flow of questions and answers during the live debate – and [...]

By | Eagle Eye | Thursday, 22 April 2010 at 6:15 pm

Nuclear Politics: a defining moment?

Humanity’s struggle to contain the threat of nuclear weapons and to exploit nuclear energy safely is approaching a defining moment.
Demand for civil nuclear power has intensified in response to climate change concerns, promising new civil nuclear technologies are starting to emerge, and Presidents Obama and Medvedev have just reached a substantive arms control agreement. But [...]

By | Eagle Eye | Sunday, 28 March 2010 at 2:26 pm

Making Sense of Copenhagen?

During the UN Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen, The Independent is using Debategraph as a new kind of global citizen reporting tool to help people around the world make sense collectively of what's happening and not happening at the UN conference.

The process builds on The Independent’s existing cluster of climate change maps, and over the [...]

By | Eagle Eye | Wednesday, 9 December 2009 at 2:13 pm

Copenhagen: What’s Happening?

The balance of probability, if the recent downbeat pronouncements from the UN are to be believed, is that the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen next month will end, like a Spike Milligan sketch, with the actors shuffling offstage, staring into the half-distance, mumbling "What are we going to do now? What are we [...]

By | Eagle Eye | Tuesday, 3 November 2009 at 7:40 pm

How to respond to Iran?

With the news breaking today that Iran has informed the IAEA that a new pilot fuel enrichment plant is under construction, and President Obama warning that the plant represents a direct challenge to international non-proliferation and “deepens a growing concern that Iran is refusing to live up to these international responsibilities,” how should the international [...]

By | Eagle Eye | Friday, 25 September 2009 at 7:02 pm

The Future of Newspapers

The global financial crisis has brought the structural weaknesses of the traditional newspaper business model to the fore as the industry seeks to respond to the rapidly changing competitive environment in the digital era.
A rich debate is developing in print and across the web about the implications of these changes for the newspaper industry, for [...]

By | Eagle Eye | Friday, 3 July 2009 at 9:13 pm

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