Democratic Chess is a work in progress, the idea being inspired by Lewis Carroll´s "Through the looking glass".
The book is based on a game of chess played on a giant chessboard with real fields instead of squares.
The main characters in the story are chess figures, with Alice herself being transfigured into a pawn.
Democratic Chess is a game conducted with IP-WLan-network cameras taking the place of figurines,
each capable of looking around, listening and talking to the other figurines, as well as the two real people playing.
This technology allows for the game to be played in a number of different ways:
a move can be decided upon democratically- it can be discussed by all the figures involved,
who also have the possibility to debate a move with one of the players or each other before it is finally carried out.