Darielle Talarico


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I am a 2nd year interdisciplinary PhD student at University of British Columbia. I am interested in the difference between discussions and deliberations. Specifically, the role fact and moral stimuli play in affecting participant's transformation of thoughts, opinions and ideas. How are online sources and un-facilitated conversations affecting democracy? To address this problem, I am exploring the use serious or learning games as a means of facilitating online political and public policy discussions. To find a way to deliberate online, to enable mass public policy opinion "sharing" could ultimately strengthen the execution of deliberative democracy theory.