To develop and advocate reforms where elected officials have a conflict of interest with the American public, especially in the use of information technology to make themselves more democratically accountable.
iSolon.org seeks to bring paradigm-changing ideas on the policy implications of new information technologies to the fore of public discussion. New information technologies are creating great opportunities for democratic reform that are not being exploited because elected officials have a conflict of interest in using those technologies to make themselves more democratically accountable. iSolon.org studies how that conflict plays out in the design of democratic institutions and analyzes mechanisms, including the use of state constitutional conventions, redistricting juries, citizen assemblies, and semantic web ontologies to solve the conflict of interest problem.
iSolon.org is a non-profit, non-partisan, tax-exempt organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.
Checks & Balances Project
The purpose of the Checks & Balances Project is to improve the democratic checks & balances system through innovations such as narrowly focused state constitutional conventions, redistricting juries, and citizen assemblies.
Conflict-of-Interest Web Project
The purpose of the Conflict-of-Interest Web Project is to employ new semantic web technologies to empower citizens, journalists, and other opinion leaders with better information that makes government more efficient and effective.
Former Speech Writer, First Lady Hillary Clinton
Chief Technology Officer, Editorial Projects in Education
Executive Director, Center for Responsive Politics
Director of Technology Strategy and Programs, National Democratic Institute
Senior Fellow, Hudson Institute
Rockefeller Brothers Fund, $25,000, July 30, 2010 to July 29, 2012.