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Mark Crowley

Big Data. Big Decisions. Big Ideas.

Mark Crowley is a software developer and machine learning researcher. Most of his blogs here on Canadian politics and democratic reform are cross-posts from Pop The Stack. He also maintains the @democracyreform twitter account, a feed of news and great Canadian Bloggers who support improving Canada's democratic processes.

Mark writes on how Computer Science can help to understand the modern world at Computationally Thinking. He also contributes to the new Computational Sustainability Blog which covers research and news in the burgeoning field of Computational Sustainability.

The best way to contact mark is on twitter or google+.
Democracy For

Democracy For Sale

The per-vote subsidy guarantees that, at the very least, when you vote for a party, they would get some support for later campaigning, even if they didn't win the seat. It's the only proportional part of our voting system and it means you could not say your vote didn't count.
10/06/2011 05:38 EDT
Happy Democracy Day, Canada! Or Is

Happy Democracy Day, Canada! Or Is it?

How should Canadians celebrate Democracy Day? Obviously, relative to the rest of the world we don't have much cause to complain. And yet, we could do so much better.
09/15/2011 01:15 EDT