I’m presenting on two different panels at OD2005. My main paper (in room 380x at 2:40 on Saturday) is on “Found” Enagement: Lessons from Hacktiivsm and Blogging. I’ll be talking about the increasingly fuzzy boundary between formal consultation and spontaneous activism, and how online deliberation can learn to incorporate spontaneous participation the way offline deliberation incorporates activism. This paper is partly based on the research I did for my dissertation on Hacktivism and the Future of Political Participation.
And at 1:10 on Saturday I’ll be part of a panel on Collaboration Tools for the E-Deliberation Community (in room 041), which will look at how e-deliberation researchers and practitioners can facilitate knowledge exchange and collaboration. I’ll be talking about the DO-Consult listserv for people working in the field of online consultation and dialogue. I’ll also talk about some of the tools you see on the conference blog — like CiteULike and del.icio.us — and how they can help us coordinate our work.