Search Mailing List Archives
[liberationtech] [hci-gates3] "Extra-government voting" research project?
lwu2 at stanford.edu
Sun Sep 16 10:43:34 PDT 2012
Sounds interesting! I'm volunteering some of my time to help my friend Lori
get "ipolitic" off the ground, a SF-based startup currently focused on the
US and local/ballot elections but it already has a decent codebase and
could be cloned for international use. Authentication sounds tricky, but it
supports FB/Twitter auth which is at least one step towards legitimate
Access is also a challenge but I'm helping Lori to develop the mobile
version of ipolitic so a mobile web version may or may not lower (?) the
barrier of entry. cc'ing Lori =)
@Lori do you have a public pitch deck that you can share with the
liberationtech at lists.stanford.edu mailing list?
On Sat, Sep 15, 2012 at 11:18 PM, Neema Moraveji <neema at stanford.edu> wrote:
> Researchers, hackers, and students:
> There is a need in many countries, to support "extra-government
> elections" with web-based technology (i.e., let citizens vote fairly
> without government influence, extortion, etc.). I think this is a
> valuable investment of time for a Libtech/HCI/CS/ICTD research
> Imagine a site that allowed citizens to vote, could show the outside
> world and governments themselves (which often have unreliable means of
> voting/counting/etc.) how the citizens really feel about different
> candidates - in a non-biased way.
> The research issues to solve: authentication, visualization,
> accountability, and perhaps even access. Using common computer
> components (keyboard, webcam, etc.) can such a system be delivered to
> at least approximate the real sentiment of the people? At least to the
> outside world?
> Does such a system already exist?
> I am in Iran right now connecting with young people and intellectuals.
> I can't speak for other countries but Iran will have important
> elections in 9 months. If even a prototype of such a system exists,
> it could gain wide use here and be used by news agencies around the
> world to broadcast the difference between govt and extra-govt voting
> All the best,
> Neema Moraveji, Ph.D.
> Calming Technology Lab
> Stanford University
> moraveji.org, calmingtech.stanford.edu
> @moraveji, @calmingtech
> hci-research mailing list
> hci-research at lists.stanford.edu
> hci-gates3 mailing list
> hci-gates3 at lists.stanford.edu
-------------- next part --------------
An HTML attachment was scrubbed...
More information about the liberationtech