Centre for Citizenship, Identities and Governance
The Centre for Citizenship, Identities and Governance (CCIG) is a University designated Centre of Research Excellence
Nick Mahony's research investigates contemporary popular democratic cultures as they are emerging across and in-between governmental, social movement, arts, popular media and industrial domains. The Experimental Democracy Console is a repository of popular democratic experiments. The Console's interface invites users to bring different kinds of contemporary practices into relation with one another. The idea is to encourage comparisons to be made between what are ostensibly very different kinds of examples. The site is facilitates engagement with and collaboration in this research. Using new media, this project tests-out ways of communicating with users that would otherwise not be possible.