Project

Theme | Viral Civic Action

Groups

Friends don’t let friends vote alone. 2018 featured a suite of grassroots mobilization ideas for voting; 2019 generalizes that theme for civic organizations at any scale or number.

We construct bottom-up ways to get people civically engaged. The idea is independent, culturally and community-based ways to reinforce participation. We replace centrally radiated messaging and mobilization with local, iterative, and potentially orthogonal cues that diffuse through a population. The core project is CivicLink, a, private, local org-in-a-box, owned by a moderator who mediates member participation and networking with other similar orgs.  Related work tests and validates the design.

Friends don’t let friends vote alone. 2018 featured a suite of grassroots mobilization ideas for voting; 2019 generalizes that theme for civic organizations at any scale or number.

We construct bottom-up ways to get people civically engaged. The idea is independent, culturally and community-based ways to reinforce participation. We replace centrally radiated messaging and mobilization with local, iterative, and potentially orthogonal cues that diffuse through a population. The core project is CivicLink, a, private, local org-in-a-box, owned by a moderator who mediates member participation and networking with other similar orgs.  Related work tests and validates the design.