Sunday, April 02, 2006

The music of democracy

We're now using our prototype webtool to survey opinion about music ... a baby step towards actually running the whole Tango Center operation as a direct democracy, driving the original mission.

But not everyone is comfortable using the web for everything. About 5%, we've found.

So the plan is to get closer to reality -- use the Tango Center's Internet connection, wifi hotspot, and many volunteers -- to actually get people to use the webtool, to register their vote (or adjust it, or sign up) at the milongas (our eight social dances, with about 300-500 different people coming through each month).

I think that by doing this, we'll resolve many of the issues that would arise, if this tool was used to, say, run a city.