Thursday, April 14, 2011

Designing for Democratic Dialogue

I will be speaking on "Designing for Democratic Dialogue: More then Mating iPads" at Meta 2011, Australian National University, 25 to 27 May, 2011 .

Name: Tom Worthington
Title: Adjunct Senior Lecturer
Organisation: Research School of Computer Science, The Australian National University

Stream: Overcoming obstacles in the Execution process - challenges and solutions
Your session title: Designing for Democratic Dialogue: More then Mating iPads
Session Time: 11.00 am on Thursday 26th May, 2010
Duration: 30 minutes


Tom Worthington discusses how to integrate on-line systems and buildings using metadata, to allow people to talk, learn and make decisions together, using a new $327M centre to be built in Canberra as an example. Tom outlines the work he has been doing at the Australian National University preparing online open source teaching materials on metadata, e-document and records management for public servants in Australia and developing nations. He argues that we need to go beyond the latest fads, such as iPads, and consider the fundamentals of how people have a discussion and make decisions in a globally connected democratic society.

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Tom Worthington is a CSIRO Visiting Scientist, independent ICT consultant and an Adjunct Senior Lecturer in the Department of Computer Science at the ANU. In 2010 Tom received the ACS Canberra ICT Award for the design of the ANU Green ICT Course. He was elected a Fellow of the ACS in 1999 for his contribution to the development of public Internet
policy in Australia. Tom is a past president, Fellow and Honorary Life Member of the ACS, a voting member of the Association for Computing Machinery and a member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers.


Tom Worthington said...

Joining me on the podium will be Senator Lundy, to talk on "Designing for Democratic Dialogue" at Meta 2011, ANU University House, 11am 26 May 2011.

Tom Worthington said...

Notes are avialable for my talk "Designing for Democratic Dialogue" at Meta 2011, ANU University House, 11am 26 May 2011