CEO, Citizens Foundation, Reykjavik City
On the Internet since ‘92, freelance web design / interface design / teaching at universities / companies / institutions since ‘94. Activist since 1980 – against war / whaling / exploitation – for – environment / democracy / human rights. Developed democracy processes / software since ‘99. Co-founder / CEO of Citizens Foundation (http://citizens.is) – non-profit org devoted to improving democracy / relations between citizens and administration. Creating frictionless interfaces for citizens to crowdsource priorities / ideas / concepts and best arguments for / against and combine online / offline strengths.
Chair: Paolo Gerbaudo, Director, Centre for Digital Culture, King’s College London; Hosted by: Gunnar Grimsson (CEO, Citizens Foundation, Reykjavik City), Jaromil (dyne.org), Eduardo Robles (Agora Voting), Felicity Moon & Amy Welch (Thoughtworks), Javier Ruíz (OpenRights), Andreas Karitzis (Development consultant and independent researcher, HUB)
Since 2008 the Citizens Foundation has been working on improving democracy by creating software and processes that have been used by over 600.000 people the world over. We will explore our electronic democracy work with a focus on real world applications, in Iceland and elsewhere with input from participants around specific subjects. We recently released […]