Eli Pariser to probe the architecture of healthier digital spaces

Friday, Sep 13, 2019

Eli Pariser was on campus November-December 2019 as part of the Herbert Sidney Langfeld Visiting Lectureship, in association with the Department of Psychology and the Kahneman-Treisman Center. Pariser, who helped pioneer the practice of online citizen engagement as CEO of MoveOn.org, coined the term “filter bubble” in his New York Times bestseller of the same name, and founded UpWorthy, wants to help technology and media serve democracy. He has been a fellow at New America and is going to be with us doing some work on design principles that will support better, healthier civic behavior and norms in digital spaces.  During his time on campus he interacted with scholars and students and delivered a public lecture, yet to be scheduled, entitled "How might we build healthier digital spaces?"  See his TED talk on a similar theme.

Rosanne Haggerty, homelessness eradication advocate and founder of Community Solutions, occupied the spring 2019 Langfeld Visiting Lectureship.