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Sarah Schwettmann


Sarah Schwettmann is a neuroscientist-turned-machine-learning-researcher at MIT. She works on interpretable AI and investigates representations underlying intelligence in artificial neural networks. She also teaches a class titled Vision in Art and Neuroscience in the MIT Museum Studio. At the Berkman Klein Center she works with Charlie Nesson on the Nymity project, developing tools that enable digital citizens to configure models of identity and reputation in communal discourse spaces. 

Projects & Tools


The Nymity project posits the utility of pseudonymous, text-based communication platforms in promoting civil discourse within closed-network environments. Our approach is inspired…


Nymspace is a Learning Tools Interoperability (LTI) tool developed to provide a pseudonymous, forum-like experience for groups to come together for meaningful discussions.