Preliminary findings appear to suggest that the agenda of the mass media, the agenda of self-serving politicians and the agendas of various other vested interests tend to be at odds with the will, the reasoning and the perceptions of the people.
In a democracy, the people, whatever their age, do not want churnalism. They want to know how they can make their own lives better.
Visitors here obviously want to catch up with all the news they may have missed:
An Enlightened Approach to Deliberative Democracy - Part One
An Enlightened Approach to Deliberative Democracy - Part Two
An Enlightened Approach to Deliberative Democracy - Part Three
Information can have many different connotations depending on how it is perceived. Some people can be excessively excited about a particular detail. And some people may use information for their own, rather selfish purposes.
What, for example, do you believe to be an enlightened approach to deliberative democracy? Where have you acquired the information from which to form your belief?
An Enlightened Approach to Deliberative Democracy - Part Three and a Half
An Enlightened Approach to Deliberative Democracy - Part Four
An Enlightened Approach to Deliberative Democracy - Part Four and Three Quarters
Perhaps the difficulty also has something to do with the fact that many teachers, lectures and tutors in the world appear to have the deliberate intention of making information as boring as possible.
Have you ever made your own butter?
Have you ever made your own bread?
Have you ever made your own bed?
An Enlightened Approach to Deliberative Democracy - Part Five
An Enlightened Approach to Deliberative Democracy - Part Five and a Third
An Enlightened Approach to Deliberative Democracy - Part Five and Two Fifths
An Enlightened Approach to Deliberative Democracy - Part Five and Four Fifths
How well do you do research?
How well to you acquire the information you need?
How do you gain knowledge if not through experience?
What has been your experience of butter and budgeting?
What sort of information do you tend to churn out and for whom?
An Enlightened Approach to Deliberative Democracy - Part Six
An Enlightened Approach to Deliberative Democracy - Part Six and a Bit
An Enlightened Approach to Deliberative Democracy - Part Six and a Bit More
An Enlightened Approach to Deliberative Democracy - Part Six but almost Part Seven
What is a normal expectation in your opinion?
In what environment do you spend much of your normal life?
With whom do you spend much of your normal life?
What do you want to improve in your life, and why?
What do you want to maintain without any changes?
Who do you consider to be normal, and why?
An Enlightened Approach to Deliberative Democracy - Part Seven
An Enlightened Approach to Deliberative Democracy - Part Seven and Some More
What is currently churning over in your mind?
What makes your stomach churn?
What makes your blood boil?
What do you consider to be hard work?
What do you consider to be a good way to earn a living or at least a crust or two?
There are many questions requiring your honest and sensible answers. Even if you are not a local, there are likely to be several items below of considerable relevance to you.
Many of the following items are of considerable historical and political interest to the Adelaide Adagia Ensemble as its members prepare for next year's South Australian state election:
good morning #adelaide! view of king william street from the town hall, c.1950s..get a pic for us of same view today? http://t.co/k4vNrWTBsn— State Records of SA (@StateRecordsSA) February 9, 2014
.@AdelaideAdagia yes! i suspect it is this building being built...and i think you're right...much earlier than 50s? http://t.co/mgaln4FDEj— State Records of SA (@StateRecordsSA) February 9, 2014
My Twitter feed is clogged with bullshit about fires in Victoria. Wish they could stop everything whilst #Schapelle is being released.— The 49% (@FakePyne) February 10, 2014
So someone got released from jail. Happens everyday yet news crews aren’t parked outside Yatla.— Kathy Hall (@Kathblue) February 10, 2014
With the Australian scientists who helped discover the oldest known star in the universe! @sbsnews pic.twitter.com/cC3DE4S9Jb— Rhiannon Elston SBS (@rhiannonelston) February 10, 2014
Just about says it all, doesn't it? pic.twitter.com/IRhchlKfuh— IFLScience (@IFLScience) February 10, 2014
Canada next? MT @mediaINDIGENA: @FosterType's sweet map for @AusGeo of #Indigenous languages in Australia pic.twitter.com/gbtQFyFutw— Rick Harp (@theRickHarp) February 10, 2014
. @WeAreADL Hindley St, but don't know the backstory. Can you enlighten us?— Made in Adelaide (@AdelaideMade) February 10, 2014
@KevCorduroy Delicious Monte Carlos. Originally from Monaco & date back to the early 1900's. I'm quite jealous of your haul. @891adelaide— Baxters (@baxters) February 10, 2014
@AdelaideAdagia nice work! I've checked here and it seems Hurley was contracted in 1935...for the eve of the Centenary :)— State Records of SA (@StateRecordsSA) February 10, 2014
Following the delightful @AdelaideAdagia. Looks promising.— Susan Steel (@1075rosebud) February 10, 2014
Ch 9 news. Bushfires, houses, livestock destroyed. Death of car manuf ind. 1000s of jobs lost. Nah! Corby hysteria. Mute! #dumbingdownoz— Vonnie V (@visivoz) February 10, 2014
My random deed for the day. Call police. Couple of lads with bottles of vodka punching up at TTP Interchange. No security! @AdelaideMetroSA— WeAreADL / (@WeAreADL) February 10, 2014
1840, four days after the first signing of the Treaty of Waitangi, Queen Victoria married her cousin Albert. Queen Adelaide was in attendance at the latter ceremony in the Chapel Royal in St James's Palace that February.
What was happening in Australia in that year?
What was happening elsewhere in the world?
What was happening in 2014?
Queen Victoria's wedding dress, worn OTD 1840, has been on display at KP @HRP_palaces #Victorian #history pic.twitter.com/28NaTAIwjh— Matthew Ward (@HistoryNeedsYou) February 10, 2014
Please do visit @NorthamptonShoe to see the shoes worn by Queen Victoria at her wedding. #Victorian #history pic.twitter.com/COSdufDgmv— Matthew Ward (@HistoryNeedsYou) February 10, 2014
If the Thames barrier was not closed this is the effect it could have on London - map from @EnvAgency pic.twitter.com/zC7NycusaN— Tower RNLI (@TowerRNLI) February 10, 2014
"Free tour to Great Britain & Europe" - #WW1 recruitment leaflet. Anzac Voices @AWMemorial http://t.co/9JbBery4hj | pic.twitter.com/mwx5hBHqhH— Inside History (@InsideHistory) February 10, 2014
Culture is big business. ABS estimates cultural & creative activity contributed $86 billion to GDP in 2008-09 - http://t.co/uPCZ60IoTg— AU Bureau of Stats (@ABSStats) February 11, 2014
Love this quote: "So act that your principle of action might safely be made a law for the whole world." —Immanuel Kant— Stephen Mitchell (@eztephen) February 11, 2014
#Adelaide cracks a 117 yr old record we don’t want- 12 summer days over 40. Another scorcher tomorrow http://t.co/3flQGlHOiZ— Keith Conlon (@KeithConlon) February 11, 2014
Ah #Adelaide and your comedy public transport. If the infrastructure now can't handle a 40-odd degree day we'll be stuffed in a few years.— Alex Prichard (@azp74) February 11, 2014
Guess I won't be heading home anytime soon then. Every train line says "service disruption". Currently 40C pic.twitter.com/MoLIFm3hqP— Rebecca Puddy (@RebeccaPuddy) February 11, 2014
Has the weather improved?
Has the quality of life improved?
Have working conditions improved?
Has the world become more enlightened?
Has art improved?
Is there any more justice in the world now than there was in 1840?
Has technology improved anything?
If you've never experienced this you're too young pic.twitter.com/Wk8Cjs05vH— Sincerely Tumblr (@SincerelyTumblr) February 11, 2014
Awesome aerial view of #Adelaide at opening of the @UniofAdelaide footbridge in 1937 (Courtesy their digital library) pic.twitter.com/QwzDTS3mXZ— Dave Walsh (@Dave__Walsh) February 12, 2014
A little hot in bed last night? We had our warmest February night in 31 years - 31.1C was the overnight minimum @theTiser #Adelaide— Katrina Stokes (@Katrina_Stokes) February 12, 2014
Pet Kangaroo, 1959 in New York pic.twitter.com/01Z49GyeOU— History In Pictures (@HistoryInPics) February 12, 2014
The face tells the story - pic.twitter.com/nv8w4WqyZK— Stitches Comedy Club (@StitchesLancPA) February 12, 2014
Government official who opposed healthy food website owns shares in junk food lobbying company http://t.co/C4pMLF0LyY— The Age (@theage) February 12, 2014
Compare female and male crime stats for 2012-13 http://t.co/Sf6XuOz5It— AU Bureau of Stats (@ABSStats) February 12, 2014
@AdelaideMetroSA But I’ve done that before and it continues to happen. Once or twice, fair enough. But it’s essentially every day!— no its brecky (@TripleB) February 12, 2014
The public often seeks cool, interesting, useful ideas to make life easier, better and less stressful.
@AdelaideAdagia @historyfestival thanks for the suggestion - we're always interested in new ideas - can't promise immediate action though!— Migration Museum (@MigrationMuseum) February 12, 2014
Sitting in the front seat of @AdelaideMetroSA buses makes me feel like I'm actually driving the bus some days! :) pic.twitter.com/bppm6apCHN— WeAreADL / (@WeAreADL) February 12, 2014
Dear Adelaide drivers. If you drive, stay in the correct lane & don't try to get in the one where a bus already is! Sincerely, my sanity!— WeAreADL / (@WeAreADL) February 12, 2014
Enlightenment is frequently scientific though it may also require money from time to time.
Peter Doherty: if we want more $ for science we need to engage more with the community #triuni— Tanya Monro (@tanyamonro) February 12, 2014
Its a job for each and everyone one of us to get promote ans support science. #triuni pic.twitter.com/qX0iBOoA5n— Gary Wittert (@ProfDocHealth) February 12, 2014
@AdelaideAdagia Do please keep enlightening us!— Mark Angus (@mangus136) February 13, 2014
BBC News - Death of Australia's car industry prompts recession fears http://t.co/pqIVlVySUo— John Spoehr (@JohnSpoehr) February 13, 2014
The Victorian Government has announced a $22 million assistance package for SPC Ardmona. http://t.co/z2FKBrvaQO— PaulHeck (@PaulHeck) February 13, 2014
BOM radar makes a pretty picture for rain starved #Adelaide (unless you're a grapegrower). 24 mm & more to come. http://t.co/XXGzlQDZTN— Keith Conlon (@KeithConlon) February 13, 2014
On the Swan Reach ferry. Sparing a thought for the ferry operator in this soaking rain. Water all over the roads. pic.twitter.com/C3Ved8bcUs— Tom Fedorowytsch (@tomfed) February 13, 2014
Adelaide is absolutely bang on with this impersonation of British weather ☔💙— Matilda (@tilc9) February 13, 2014
It may be more fruitful to have info about #Adelaide places where there AREN'T traffic issues ...— Michelle Prak 🍐 (@Prakky) February 13, 2014
Hey @adelaide_fringe you might want someone to cut a hole in the bottom of the bags outside ANZ on KW St. pic.twitter.com/qBaY05tRqt— Alison Kershaw (@AdelsAlison) February 13, 2014
Ok fires are contained, gardens are watered & dust has settled. Rain can go away now, we have grapes to nurture & harvest! #v14 #adelhills— Golding Wines (@GoldingWines) February 13, 2014
72mm rainfall yesterday at Mount Lofty. How much for today?? Great for the garden, but not grapes #V14 #Challenging pic.twitter.com/U1rcbDNUUL— Mary Retallack 🍇 (@RetallackViti) February 13, 2014
Enjoy the day of blossoming love, or love that continues and try to #StayDry #ValentinesDay pic.twitter.com/gHZODhdtzO— Surf Life Saving SA (@SurfLifeSA) February 13, 2014
More wet weather & difficult driving conditions today. Take your time, be patient & arrive at work safely #Adelaide pic.twitter.com/pfFunSa70m— MAC (@MACofSA) February 13, 2014
Local leadership vital in #ClimateChange adaptation: http://t.co/T404lz4TT1 #ccadapt14 #localgovsa @ClimateChangeSA— LGA South Australia (@LGAofSA) February 13, 2014
South Australia rescued her, now she's rescuing us. Nice one @theTiser! http://t.co/tOM0KFObke pic.twitter.com/acvv7PGrGP— City of Adelaide (@ClipperShipCoA) February 13, 2014
#Adelaide in @SouthAustralia is one of the top 10 cities to visit in 2014 according to @lonelyplanet— Travelbag UK (@Travelbag1979) February 18, 2014
There are many sides to every society.
This will not go down well with the Tea Party nutters in the Liberal / National Party https://t.co/TnbmNIm58E— Stephen Koukoulas (@TheKouk) March 12, 2017
Most dog owners don’t need a scientific study to know their pets understand them—but now there’s evidence https://t.co/tXxjER5qUe— National Geographic (@NatGeo) March 12, 2017
How do you prefer to present yourself to the world?
This cat as a metaphor for imposter syndrome. pic.twitter.com/yqtQecS5X3— Academia Obscura (@AcademiaObscura) March 11, 2017
"She dominated the newspapers & TV bulletins" yet despite media best efforts, flopped. #wavotes #auspol https://t.co/q7kSZcOp6e via @theage— Joe2 (@eatatjoe2) March 12, 2017
Turnbull's refusal to rule out preferencing Hanson raises questions about the 'real Malcolm' https://t.co/owDye5sSYH via @ConversationEDU— Michelle Grattan (@michellegrattan) March 12, 2017
WA election aftermath: Malcolm Turnbull told he must embrace political centre https://t.co/n5IAxYTUVz— The Age (@theage) March 12, 2017
Intelligence Committee requests evidence from Trump administration over 'wire tap' claim https://t.co/utMMKlFcis— ABC News (@abcnews) March 12, 2017
Tim Berners-Lee: I invented the web. Here are three things we need to change to save it https://t.co/4vzIig2PIn— Digital Rights Watch (@DRWaus) March 12, 2017
What went wrong in post-war capital & welfare marriage? Past present & future implications of growing inequality.https://t.co/nUtygJmI6A— New Internationalist (@newint) March 12, 2017
Thousands appreciate world arts, music at WOMADelaide 2017 https://t.co/NKm5bhKDz9 pic.twitter.com/aWKPYQrlxj— ABC News Adelaide (@abcnewsAdelaide) March 12, 2017
Do join us for part eight at 10 o'clock this morning, local time.