Collaborative Narrative Visions and the Manifesto Machine
The mark of a successful academic conference is the sustained discussion and engagement that continues long after the closing session. For key event takeaways and action planning to have resonance, attendees need a means of amplifying and further edifying their shared ideas and sense of purpose. We present the Manifesto Machine, a collaborative writing environment for drafting and designing manifestos, and for encouraging active discussion and engagement around the topics that affect us. In this integrated demonstration, we position the Manifesto Machine as a thought probe for provoking critical self-reflection in the field of technology design, and for piecing together and making explicit a collaborative new vision of living and working together in the digital age.
Keywords: Collaborative and social computing; design activism; design for engagement.