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Tuesday, August 23 • 11:30 - 12:30
​Virtual Reality for Civic Deliberation
Imagine if we could walk around on the new Wellington Airport runway extension before deciding if it is a good idea for the City Council to fund it.
With Virtual Reality (VR), we can enter into an architect’s vision and interact with it in real time, making it enjoyable to participate — like watching and acting in a 3D IMAX movie.
In this "bleeding edge" session, Audrey will share the state of virtual reality (VR) for citizen engagement.

Join us to discuss how we can use The overview effect (participants becoming more attuned to each other and to the environment) to increase the quality of our deliberations.

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Richard D. Bartlett

Richard D. Bartlett is one of the cofounders of Loomio, an open source tool for collaborative online decision making. He's also a member of Enspiral: a decentralised network of people using the tools of business to pursue radical social change. His background is in creative activism and DIY electronics. He's passionate about co-ownership, self-management and collaborative governance.
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Audrey Tang

Audrey Tang, a civic hacker who grew up among Tiananmen exiles, is known for revitalizing the computer languages Perl and Haskell, as well as building the online spreadsheet system EtherCalc in collaboration with Dan Bricklin. In the public sector, Audrey serves on Taiwan national development council’s open data committee and K-12 curriculum committee; and led the country’s first e-Rulemaking project. In the private sector, Audrey... Read More →

Tuesday August 23, 2016 11:30 - 12:30
Renouf Foyer #2