J. Nathan Matias     MIT Media Lab

I am a computational social scientist who works with millions of people in citizen behavioral science toward a fairer, safer, more understanding internet. I advance this work through CivilServant and as a postdoc at Princeton University departments of Psychology, Sociology, and Center for Information Technology Policy.

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The Structure of Competetive Debate

1 Oct 2006 - 10 May 2010

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Competitive Debate

For some time, I have been a member of the Cambridge Union Society, the oldest student debating society in the world. In addition to serving the Union as a returning officer and general volunteer over the years, I also have played a small role as a debate judge in intervarsity and schools competitions. I also

As part of an experiment in rhetoric and competetive debate, I did a design projects mapping out the rhetoric of competetive debate.

The aim was to develop:

Here is a screenshot from one of the details:

Detail: A good Rebuttal