The Map Working Group is responsible for creating a visual representation of communication between citizens and Congress.
If you’re looking for the rough draft of the data for this project, join first, then Go here!
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I think this will be a sound method because it allows many people to add ideas and to comment on those ideas. There certainly is a tremendous amount of information.
I modified the structure a bit for the sake of people who will be seeing it for the first time.
We’ve completed a rough draft of the data that’s required to create a REAL map of how political communication works, including everyone from citizens to Congressional Representatives, and all the other actors that are engaged along the way. This week, we’re starting to ask for public input by releasing it one actor at a time. [...]
In the Map Working Group , our mission is to create several visualizations which help explain the problems of the current paradigm which are listed elsewhere on this site: http://om4ce.org/blog/2010/06/15/current-problems-1/
Here’s one of our first drafts diagrams: http://om4ce.org/wp-content/uploads/group-documents/15/1282136521-SimplificationandPolarization.jpg
Based off the current problems listed above, what did we miss and what needs improvement? Thanks for the feedback!