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Call for Applications: Public Interest Social Media Solutions Workshop

Call for Applications: Public Interest Social Media Solutions Workshop

Applications are due June 30, 2024.

The Applied Social Media Lab (ASML) at Harvard’s Berkman Klein Center invites designers, engineers, entrepreneurs, policy experts, and civil society advocates to apply to a one-day workshop to imagine and build new technology that supports healthier social media ecosystems. ASML will host two versions of the workshop – one in-person and one remote – to stimulate dialogue about social media technology which centers the public interest.

The goal of the workshop is to facilitate interactive, creative discussions about new approaches for social media technology. To apply, participants must submit a proposal for such a new approach; the proposal may involve new software, new protocols, new datasets, or another kind of social-media-related product. Proposals should be original and actionable, must have limited or no support from existing social media platforms, and must focus on improving the public interest. Accepted participants will share and constructively critique their proposals with other participants and with ASML staff. At the end of the program, participants will have received valuable feedback and networked with a diverse community of responsible tech contributors.

UPDATE: Applications are now closed.

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