Debategraph.org Debategraph.org DGO _9ca9071d-2fa4-4679-acd6-eb6693c4e7be Accurate presentation of all sides of the debate from a neutral standpoint, free of repetitive clutter and ‘noise’ _6cc436fe-16e4-4c9c-9591-f0ff84828272 To create a new kind of public service that enables local and global communities of people to think together by collaboratively building and editing comprehensive and succinct maps of complex debates _f0d5e9f8-4500-410d-98dd-8e9d54eaf7af Continuous Debate All aspects of the debate maps are continuously open to revision, refinement, comment, and evaluation _16fb8615-b23a-4e58-89d0-eda4792049fc 1 All aspects of the debate maps—both their content and structure—are continuously open to revision, refinement, comment, and evaluation by anyone who wants to join the community of thought. Each map is a cumulative work in progress that can be edited and expanded just like a wiki. d2352bc2-e992-413d-90ba-67627c66c94a 6ac8b075-ee94-4212-9f58-26f2829d4adf 2ad7600a-4ecc-492a-a547-75239df55be2 Multi-Dimensional Debates Reflect the nuances of real debate rather than being limited to one dimensional for and against arguments _55722bd8-ef6f-4896-91b7-757283b08684 2 The maps are multi-dimensional to reflect the nuances of real debate rather than being limited to one dimensional for and against arguments—and can be clustered into overlapping debates. ce69de29-3dcd-42a6-8fae-7a4d39b51e66 6f8f6f62-369d-4117-8545-f74b4301a048 fabb0685-412f-4636-ad04-356347597395 Debate Structure Readers and editors of the maps can explore the structure of debates _63c8c384-6c74-4608-975c-24edcd58a719 3 Readers and editors of the maps can explore the top-level structure of debates and delve onto specific strands or sub-structures of a debate, without losing sight of the overall semantic whole. 2afb8f28-43b0-4a26-9555-b7e24e79ec73 73acb15b-18ee-4468-8e17-a339b7e8e4f1 da72a1ce-6bef-479d-ba04-3d13d0819a72 RSS Feeds Keep everyone up to date with changes as a debate evolves _b564fb16-90c0-4c51-9087-3ed2f8efe9a2 4 RSS feeds are available to keep everyone up to date with changes as a debate evolves, each element on a map has it’s own comments section to allow for open discussion and story-telling in addition to structured reasoning, excerpts of maps can be shared with other websites/blogs, and debates can be printed for offline reference or to create the framework for a written report. 1f267bfb-f7d2-4e84-b4f0-aeba25d8576d b2c64bc2-afe0-4159-a4d1-c8edfe525bee 49221ed3-0f36-4b68-ab21-f860bbee2bd0 Transparency of Rationality Create a means for people to collaboratively capture and display all of the arguments pertinent to a debate clearly and fairly _8bf85887-1561-4528-847b-2d122e0d4307 5 The objective with Debategraph is not so much an absolutism of rationality as a transparency of rationality; creating a means for people to collaboratively capture and display all of the arguments pertinent to a debate clearly and fairly so that all of the participants in the debate have the chance to see the debate as a whole and to understand how the positions they hold exist within that debate. c7028b69-8ad1-4028-90d2-7a2ecef9340a 9c69b59e-a80e-4930-b01a-1c41977fa787 9d4d1ccf-c681-4af9-8d94-290538474b12 Consensus and Reasonable Disagreement People who continue to disagree will do so on the basis of an enriched understanding of the reasons for their disagreement _ab40be02-a880-4d97-a93f-37aff014d0ae 6 Although consensus can emerge from such a process, not least because it promotes the discovery of previously unidentified options, our hope is as much that the people who continue to disagree will do so on the basis of an enriched understanding of the reasons for their disagreement and having had the chance to test each other's reasoning to the fullest. 8fb720c7-e2d4-4aac-8d61-35a2bf498b9e c6c24c35-fae5-4871-8f04-1b585631b7ef 37c31170-f298-4469-8600-5a8511310e74 2010-02-08 http://debategraph.org/ Arthur Colman (www.drybridge.com) colman@drybridge.com Submit error.