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Posted: 2005-01-26 | by: Jon Brunberg

PLAN*B FOR ARKADIANMÄKI referendums are now open on www.publicopinion.fi. Eight arts organisations from several countries has been asked to posed one question each to the Finnish people that they can vote online to decide. We decided to in our turn invite one of the competitors of the UWC, Per Norbäck, who has first hand experience of internet democracy by running the project Demoex. It should be noted that our invitation to Mr. Norbäck has nothing to do with the UWC as such and that our invitation to him has not in any way affected the outcome of the competition. From the press release: PLAN*B FOR ARKADIANMÄKI is an alternative Parliament House. It will have its home opposite to the Finnish Parliament House, in Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art. The name of the project refers to the location of the Finnish Parliament House - Arkadianmäki ('Arcadia hill') is the Finnish Capitol Hill. PLAN*B FOR ARKADIANMÄKI presents alternative views on how we can share our opinions and influence the world around us. The project consists of a series of Referendums on the Internet and public events at PLAN*B headquarters. The PLAN*B voting period is 24 Jan-6 Feb 2005. The results of the Referendums will be submitted to the Finnish Parliament.