- (1) University of Sussex, grid.12082.39
- (2) Indiana University Bloomington, grid.411377.7
- (3) Aarhus University, grid.7048.b, AU
- (4) IT University, Copenhagen Copenhagen, Denmark
The world machine is a new archetype for a socio-technical system drawing together a group of tools that combine computational powers with a social agenda of cross-world collaboration in resistance to dominant market rhetoric. Specifically, we look at how powers to connect, sense and infer can be combined and turned to crowd-sourcing public engagement with shared world issues - as an alternative to business-as-usual in the context of developing and deploying networked technology. We combine theoretical aspects of world machines, such as what a political entity of this kind might seek to do, and practical exercises that focus on design, with a view to exploring viability and examining what a related research agenda might involve.