I have the beginning of a game idea that I want brainstorming help to bring it forward.
I'm currently working on a project for the Centers for Diesease Control (CDC) and I want to use the idea of containing a pandemic virus of mis-information and countered with good information. I don't have a medium (online, in person, solitaire, email) that I need to stick to, nor do I really want bad information to pass without it getting cleaned up quickly. But even though I can't think exactly of how this would work, I thought someone here would have some brainstorming thoughts to help crystallize if this could work.
Any help is appreciated!
Greg - here are some quick top of mind thoughts and ramblings. Please don't expect coherence or even feasibility. (This is brainstorming 8-).
You could ...
That's all I can think of for now. Come on gang, build on this. What loony ideas can you add?
Hi Greg, use of Headlines with typos (Cod Virus In Atlantic States) could represent the bad info without creating truly bad info. If it is not corrected, it could lead to a second generation of bad information (Herring Loss Associated with Cod Virus).
I will leave third generation to someone else.
Is this still an open project? What did you finally decide to do?
I wonder about the assumption that mis-information is countered by good information? Or is it countered by a strong emotional message combined with good information.
I am thinking about things like climate change. The public belives there is little consensus among scientists, the surveys of scientists shows strong consensus. Here is the article
The "facts" people--the scientists seem to be losing the debate according to this article..
There is a session at the 2012 conference schedule entitled:
Crossing Barriers Inside and Out in Adapting to Climate Change by Brian Morrissey and Penny Kelly
Headline "Use a simulation exercise to overcome critical-logical and intuitive-emotive barriers in providing
essential information on controversial topics"