Date 18. Januar 2014
Start 19:00 Uhr
End 20:30 Uhr
Place Upper foyer
With Axel Kistner, Andreas Nitsche
Liquid Feedback is an open-source software for public opinion-forming and decision-making. It creates fluid boundaries between direct and representative democratic participation, making even complex decision processes easy to structure and carry out between members given equal rights. Developer Axel Kistner and board member Andreas Nitsche from Interactive Democracy e.V. will talk about the significance of these new models for organising communities while giving a short introduction to the software.
For the practical part of the workshop, a laptop is necessary. To register, please write an email with the subject “Liquid Feedback” to email@example.com and state your name and the six-digit number on your Netzkultur ticket.
Axel Kistner is codeveloper of LiquidFeedback, an open source software for democratic decision making for both, political parties and civic participation. He is cofounder and board member of Public Software Group e. V, an association that is publishing open source software under liberal license policies. He also is cofounder and board member of Interaktive Demokratie e. V., an association for encouragement of the use of electronic media for democratic processes. Starting in 1990 he was working with so called “neural networks”, a computer software that is simulating skills of the human brain (parallel processing). In his work he was focused on correlation and cluster analysis, chaos theory, forecasting of time series and benchmark analysis. Since 2005 he has been managing partner of an IT company that is specialized in data modelling, database optimisation and process management.
Andreas Nitsche is a board member of the Association for Interactive Democracy and the Public Software Group Association in Berlin, Germany. He is co-developer of LiquidFeedback, an open-source software, empowering political parties and other organizations to make democratic decisions independent of physical assemblies, giving every member an equal opportunity to participate. He has a degree in computer science. During his studies he had particular interest in queuing theory and distributed operating systems. He worked for commercial and central banks as a specialist for transaction banking, international cash management and information technology for some 15 years. Current work includes solutions for process management and algorithms for collective choice.