- The on-line meeting described herein was a collaboration of the
Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, the National Performance Review,
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and Mitre Corporation. Jonathan
Gill, Thomas Kalil, Randy Katz and Howard Shrobe provided more support.
Research was partly supported by the Defense Advanced Research Projects
Agency of the Department of Defense under contract number
- The term
public sphere was brought to contemporary attention by Habermas
, who links the decline of public spaces for political
discussion to the rise of mass media.
- Led by
Larry Koskinen and Andy Campbell
Clinton-Gore team used face-to-face "townhall meetings" 1992
presidential campaign and later in the Clinton I administration to get
public attention for its issues and positions, while bypassing the
national mass media. This populist strategy was highly successful with
citizens and voters, but soured the team's relationships with the
journalists, editors and owners of the media.
- Multi-media messages will not entirely eliminate
the problem, especially when speakers do not know each other or are from
- Self-indexing is often used in political discourse
to emphasize the intention of certain utterances. One famous example is
Zola's attack on the French government for its cover-up in the Dreyfus
- People are often upset because
discourse grammars work to mitigate the threats to face -- people's
power and dignity -- that is inherent in social interactions.
Violations of the grammar are consequently implicit attacks on
- This method is no longer
useful, due to the proliferation of free mail services.
addition to contributing a letter of welcome to the meeting, the
Vice-President Gore did post two questions.
- The second idea follows from , an
implemented application of agent technology, using cluster analysis of
email to find individuals with similar interests. Inversely, cluster
analysis of the distribution of participants over the discussions may
suggest cross links that are not apparent at the text level.
Tue Aug 18 16:30:36 EDT 1998