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Election Star

Election Star 応用例フィンランド語と英語)
 フィンランドの首都、ヘルシンキにあるヘルシンキ芸術デザイン大学。そこに1993年に設立されたのがMedia Lab Helsinkiです。今日はその中のCrucible Studioからの情報です。

During a TV-show, such as political pre-election debate, candidate’s pre-prepared political map (Self Organizing Map, SOM technology based election engine) is shown on the screen. The map also illustrates viewers’ standpoints. According to candidate’s answers, his/her position on the map will change if the answers are not in line with the formerly expressed opinions. The programme also involves digital “puppets”; modernized Commedia dell’Arte characters, which represent the candidate. The puppets will evolve in real time depending of the candidate’s answer. Same puppets are also displayed as chatterbots on the Internet site where voters can interact with them.

 Election Starは、TV放映される選挙前の討論会などで、その力を発揮します。事前に答えておいた質問から作られるマップが、スクリーンに表示されます。質問に答えると、それに対する答えを参考にして、もし以前の意見と違っていた場合、その「立ち位置」が修正されるとのことです。つまり「立ち位置」がころころ変わる人は、意見に一貫性がないということでしょうか。

The concept will be piloted in conjunction with the EU parliamentary election in 2004 and it offers lots of possibilities for variations allowing diversified mundane use by local, regional and national organisations and media companies. It can also be applied for enhancing communal and national decision-making.