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[liberationtech] [hci-gates3] "Extra-government voting" research project?
Marcin de Kaminski
marcin at dekaminski.se
Mon Sep 17 13:55:38 PDT 2012
I'm not really down with this kind of technologies, but is the
FB/Twitter auth for _real_ local elections a serious suggestion? I'm not
really sure how that kind of identificatorial process would secure
anything, neither identification in itself nor integrity of the user.
Leslie Wu skrev 2012-09-16 19:43:
> Hi Neema,
> 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 identities.
> 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
> <mailto:liberationtech at lists.stanford.edu> mailing list?
> ~Leslie Wu
> On Sat, Sep 15, 2012 at 11:18 PM, Neema Moraveji <neema at stanford.edu
> <mailto: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 <http://moraveji.org>, calmingtech.stanford.edu
> @moraveji, @calmingtech
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