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Liquid US General Update

This video gives supporters of Liquid US an overall understanding of what the organization has been up to recently, and where we plan to head next in order to promote our liquid democratic vision in America.


Meet Agatha Bacelar: The 27 Year Old Progressive Running for Congress Against Nanci Pelosi

More "I am a 27-year-old Brazilian-American immigrant and San Francisco resident running for U.S. Congress in California District 12. San Francisco has some of the youngest, most diverse, and technologically advanced residents of any district in the U.S. The technology dreamt up here ripples out to the entire world, and will continue to do so as another four billion people connect online in the next decade. AI, automation, and social media will continue to...


Deepfakes in a Liquid Democracy

The problem of deepfakes is one that has been discussed quite frequently in politics and news media lately. There is a growing concern that deepfakes can be used to decieve people into thinking that a well-known figure said something they didn't. How might a liquid democracy help ameliorate the negative effects of deepfakes in politics, by shifting the focus of political discussions from people to ideas?


Brett Hennig: Sortition - Election of Political Officials from a Random Sample

Brett Hennig co-founded and directors the Sortition Foundation, which campaigns to institute the use of stratified, random selection (also called sortition) in government. Before co-founding the Sortition Foundation, Brett wore a variety of hats: as a taxi driver, a software engineer, a social justice activist, a mathematics tutor, and the primary carer of four boys. He finished his PhD in astrophysics just before his first son arrived. After spending several disheartening years in civil...


David Ernst & Cy Ray Interviewed on Liquid Democracy

David Ernst & Cy Ray are building Liquid Democracy which is a 21st century rethinking of Democratic Representation.


Jon Barnes: Democracy Squared - A Digital Revolution that's about to Democratise Democracy

Jon Barnes is a thinker and tinkerer, exploring alternatives to complex topics like education, work, democracy both in theory and through experimenting in my personal life. Learn more about his podcasts, talks and books via his website: On November 8, 2016, the night Donald Trump was elected President of The United States, John published his first book: "Democracy Squared", proposing ways to create a deeper and more distributed form of democracy supported by...


All About Liquid US, Privacy, and Security

A lengthy explanation detailing our security and privacy practices, including an explanation of our proof of vote system.


Sara Wolk: STAR Voting Explained

Our current system: Currently elected county offices are filled using a "top two jungle primary" system involving a primary election in the spring and a general election in November. The election is non-partisan and no party labels show up on the ballot, so Democrats might be running against Democrats and Republicans running against Republicans. If a candidate gets a majority in the primary (50%+1 of the votes), that is the only candidate who appears on the November ballot -- even though...


Jim Jonas: How National Nonpartisan Reformers are Rebuilding Representative Democracy

For more than 25 years, Jim Jonas has helped craft strategic, award-winning communication campaigns and projects for high-profile corporate, public affairs and political clients. He's been a pioneer in independent political reform efforts including co-founding Unity '08 and managing Greg Orman's US Senate campaign in 2014. Jim got his start in politics managing winning congressional campaigns in his native North Carolina before joining Ailes Communications as a writer and producer of...


Hélène Landemore: Open Democracy: Reinventing Popular Rule for the 21st Century

Hélène Landemore is an Associate Professor of Political Science at Yale University. Her research and teaching interests include democratic theory, political epistemology, theories of justice, the philosophy of social sciences (particularly economics), constitutional processes and theories, and workplace democracy. Her first book (in French) Hume. Probabilité et Choix Raisonnable (PUF: 2004) was a philosophical investigation of David Hume’s theory of decision-making. Her second book (in...


Carl Miller: The Future of Democracy in the Digital Era

Carl is the Research Director of the Centre for the Analysis of Social Media (CASM) at Demos. Miller's research investigates the pitfalls and promises of the digital age. His interests include politics and technology, cybercrime, war, journalism, the rise of the hackers, the threat of hate speech, the effects of automation and how social and political power is changing. This includes: He researches and writes widely on these issues, including for Wired, New Scientist, the Sunday Times, the...


Aaron Hamlin: The Science of Approval Voting

"Say there’s an independent or a third party candidate that you really like, but you’re looking at them and you think: ‘God, this person is never going to win, what I should really be doing is looking just among the major parties, and choosing a lesser of two evils.’ With approval voting, you don’t have to do that; you can have your cake and eat it too." -Aaron Hamlin Aaron focuses on technically-oriented, under-recognized social causes that offer ultra-high impact. He's the executive...


Sam Wang: Using Mathematics to Fix Gerrymandered Districts

The Princeton Gerrymandering Project bridges the gap between mathematics and the law to achieve fair representation through redistricting reform. Sam Wang has been a member of the Princeton faculty since 2000. He holds a B.S. in physics from the California Institute of Technology (1986) and a Ph.D. in neuroscience from the Stanford University School of Medicine (1993). A central feature of his laboratory research is the use and development of statistical tools for dealing with large,...


Santiago Siri: The Need for Decentralized Governance

Santiago Siri is the founder of Democracy Earth Foundation, a Y Combinator backed non-profit building incorruptible digital governance technology; and Partido de la Red (Peers Party), first digital political party that ran for elections with candidates committed to people's will online. Partner of, leading bitcoin exchange in South America. Member of the World Economic Forum since 2012. Author of "Hacktivismo",​ published in 2015 by Random House.


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Nathan Altman: Reflections with a Liquid Democratic Candidate for US Senate

As a 30-year-old Indiana native, Nathan Altman has built a career on being an artist, maker and adventurer. When you see him in the community he’ll likely blend in with the hard-working people across our state, wearing a t-shirt and jeans—and the occasional layer of saw dust when he’s not in the office. Born and raised in Carmel, Indiana, Nathan grew up like many Indiana boys—playing and watching sports, getting his hands dirty building projects out in the barn, and spending a lot of time...


Andrew Keen: How to Fix Democracy and Problems with Internet Culture

Andrew Keen is one of the world's best known and controversial commentators on the digital revolution. He is the author of four books: Cult of the Amateur, Digital Vertigo, international hit The Internet Is Not The Answer, and his latest book How To Fix The Future. Published in February 2018, How to Fix the Future has been called "[a] bracing book" by Walter Isaacson and "the most significant work so far in an emerging body of literature…in which technology's smartest thinkers are raising...


Amber McReynolds: How I Modernized Denver's Electoral System and Broke Voter Turnout Records

Amber McReynolds is the Executive Director for the National Vote At Home Institute and Coalition and is the former Director of Elections for the City and County of Denver, Colorado. Amber is an experienced election professional and is nationally recognized as an innovator and has proven that designing pro-voter policies, voter-centric processes, and implementing technical innovations will improve the voting experience. Under her leadership, Denver Elections earned national and international...


Democracy 2.0's Bugs

The third episode of our new podcast, Liquid Future. This episode contains an explanation of Democracy 2.0's "bugs", in other words, the major issues with our current political system, and how liquid solves them. Now available for US Congress. Join us. Thanks to OHD for allowing us to use his track, "Priorities".


Nick Troiano: How to End Partisanship and Polarization in US Politics

Nick Troiano has been involved in the political reform movement for over a decade, including running for U.S. Congress in 2014 as an independent candidate. Nick previously ran a bipartisan fiscal reform advocacy organization called The Can Kicks Back. In 2016, he was named to the "Forbes 30 Under 30" for Law & Policy. He is from Milford, Pennsylvania and graduated from Georgetown University with a Master’s Degree in American...