Project

CivicLink

Océane'd doodle

Groups

CivicLink is an online organization in a box. A leader or moderator plugs it in, invites members, and the tools needed to build community action are in place. It is grassroots mobilization recursed to the lower level: we envision extremely large networks of extremely local, single-issue orgs. Core elements are an events calendar and forum for each event. The link is a private server that retains all communications and personal information within it; there is no contribution to an online cloud. The architecture is extensible to add features such as mapping, canvassing, etc. It is designed to be used where groups physically meet and for access via a smartphone app.

Related work tests whether privacy is important to users, whether games can be used to promote actions, how web sites can be distributed offline via QR codes, and how this link can merge culturally unique resonances.

CivicLink is an online organization in a box. A leader or moderator plugs it in, invites members, and the tools needed to build community action are in place. It is grassroots mobilization recursed to the lower level: we envision extremely large networks of extremely local, single-issue orgs. Core elements are an events calendar and forum for each event. The link is a private server that retains all communications and personal information within it; there is no contribution to an online cloud. The architecture is extensible to add features such as mapping, canvassing, etc. It is designed to be used where groups physically meet and for access via a smartphone app.

Related work tests whether privacy is important to users, whether games can be used to promote actions, how web sites can be distributed offline via QR codes, and how this link can merge culturally unique resonances.