- Play and Performance in Civic Space
- Reframing Learning and Mobile
- Play and real-world social change
DIY Democracy helps individuals “Take Action” around particular local, state and federal issues and connect directly with elected officials and relevant official departments. Users can also start “Projects” and accumulate “Co-signers” to their causes. The most current version also incorporates new gamified elements such as “virtual points” to reward action and participation.
From the project website - Main Features:
Social network integration (via Facebook) and “virtual points” to reward action and participation.
Rights and Laws: A plain language overview of your state and federal Constitutional rights, as well as unique laws, sales tax rates, and budget information for your local area.
Representatives: Displays your political representatives at the federal, state and local level, along with options to call, email, or visit representative’s website.
Take Action: Local actions allow you to report a pothole, vandalism, fire hazard, police misconduct, etc., emailing the relevant department in your city. State actions include filing a formal complaint, challenge a state law, recall an elected official, etc.
The iPhone application can be found here: http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/do-it-yourself-democracy-california/id337771823?mt=8
Game OverviewCivic engagement app connects users to local, state and federal elected officials and helps them conduct citizen reporting and activism.
Game DeveloperPrometheus Institute
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