Civic Intelligence in an Uncertain and Threatening World:

Doug Schuler, EWS faculty, photographed on Tues., Sept. 24, 2013. Douglas Schuler has been engaged with ideas and projects related to computers and society for over 30 years. He has written or co-authored 10 books and 50 or so articles. Doug was a co-founder of the Seattle Community Network, a free, public-access community network that was launched in 1987. Doug was involved with Computer Professionals for Social Responsibility (CPSR) and served as board chair. He has been crusading for the recognition and use of civic intelligence as a research topic and as a social objective. In 2008 his book Liberating Voices: A Pattern Language for Communication Revolution was published. The book contains 136 “patterns” for social engagement which were contributed by 75 authors. Doug is currently a faculty member at the Evergreen State College.
rete civica di milano Grazia Concilio is Assistant Professor in Urban Planning at DAStU. She carried out research activity at the RWTH in Aachen (D), and at IIASA in Laxenburg (A) and at the Concordia University of Montreal, Canada. She has participated in several research projects, responsible for a CNR program, coordinator of a national project aiming at developing an e-governance platform for the management of Natural Parks/ She has been and is currently representing the Politecnico di Milano in several European research projects and is the author of diverse international publications.
rete civica di milano Justin Smith is an Assistant Professor of Community & Economic Development at Washington State University, and Director of the Community Intelligence Lab, a rural community think-tank that combines open data, science and citizen inquiry to address rural problems in Western Washington. He is currently the 2017 Open Data Science Fellow with the National Extension Foundation and the GODAN Secretariat where he is investing machine learning and structured folksonomies to improve information and decision-making for a climate resilient future. Justin completed his Ph.D. at Washington State University. He went on to complete a postdoctoral fellowship at Cornell University where he conducted applied research in distributed learning environments, social learning, and climate resilience.
anna-de-liddo Anna De Liddo is a Research Fellow in Collective Intelligence Infrastructures at the Open University (UK). She leads the IDea (Intelligent Deliberation Group which investigates theories methods and tools accounting for the centrality of social interaction and discourse in urban informatics, e-democracy and social innovation contexts. Anna’s research focuses on the design, implementation and uptake of Collective Intelligence platforms. These are online systems that seek to increase collective environmental awareness, and collective capacity to make sense of complex issues. In the past 10 years Anna lead the R&D of 7 Collective Intelligence technologies (Cohere, The Evidence Hub, LiteMap, DebateHub, CIdashboard, Democratic Reflection and Democratic replay). She also chaired 8 international workshops on Collective Intelligence and Online Deliberation, hosted at prominent HCI conference venues such as CSCW (2010-2012), CHI2015 and C&T (2013, 2015). Most recently Anna launched the Collective Intelligence for The Common Good Open Research and Action Community Network ( At present, Anna is PI of the FP7 project CATALYST ( on Collective Applied Intelligence and Analytics for Social Innovation, and of the EDV project, (Elections Debate Visualisations), an EPSRC funded project which aims to produce advanced video replays of the televised UK election debates and provide new ways to harness audience feedback to political debates, at scale and through ubiquitous and interactive technologies.