Governable Spaces: Tech for Democratic Communities

Sat, Mar 2 2024
4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Central Library, Info Commons Lab

lectures and discussions


What would it look like if online platforms were designed with democracy in mind? This event presents projects that are doing just that—building values like transparency, collective decision-making, and accessibility for all into their designs. Learn about ambitious, NYC-based projects that enable ordinary users to co-govern their online lives.

Hosted by Nathan Schneider, a professor of media studies at the University of Colorado Boulder. The event celebrates the publication of his new book, Governable Spaces: Democratic Design for Online Life. Featured projects include:

  • D20 Governance Bot (Hazel Devjani)
  • Papertree (Rudy Fraser)
  • Governance Archaeology (Riley Wong)
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What would it look like if online platforms were designed with democracy in mind? This event presents projects that are doing just that—building values like transparency, collective decision-making, and accessibility for all into their designs. Learn about ambitious, NYC-based projects that enable ordinary users to co-govern their online lives.

Hosted by Nathan Schneider, a professor of media studies at the University of Colorado Boulder. The event celebrates the publication of his new book, Governable Spaces: Democratic Design for Online Life. Featured projects include:

  • D20 Governance Bot (Hazel Devjani)
  • Papertree (Rudy Fraser)
  • Governance Archaeology (Riley Wong)
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