We design, build, and study technologies that help people connect and collaborate in new ways.
We are recruiting Ph.D. students and a postdoc interested in social computing systems research.
One of our current research initiatives will focus on the Future of Work, exploring questions such as:
- How can we develop community-owned alternatives to existing “gig economy” platforms?
- What new models for distributed governance are needed to create more equitable and fair platforms?
- How can more stakeholders of these platforms have a more active role in determining how their underlying AI operates?
- How can new technologies, such as mixed reality, might enable new forms of work?