The Institute for Rebooting Social Media is looking to develop and demonstrate what a healthy information ecosystem could look like – and how to get there. To further this goal, the Institute is assembling an interdisciplinary cohort of professionals from across sectors – including designers, engineers, policy experts, advocates, and creators – who are building projects that help reimagine the digital social space to better support democratic governance.
If you have a powerful idea, project, or plan — or parts of one — for an intervention in this space, or if you’re looking to make a more direct impact in the public interest, the RSM Assembly Fellowship might be for you.
Our Visiting Scholars develop publicly-accessible research projects that better articulate the harms and opportunities of networked communication and social media; grapple with questions about the legitimacy of who should address these harms and opportunities; test under-discussed ideas and develop new ones; prototype tools and protocols; develop policies enriched by attention to sociotechnical issues; and encourage accurate and accessible narratives about the harms and possibilities of social media.
RSM is in the midst of hosting a Spring discussion group. This interdisciplinary, student-led group is exploring some of social media’s most pressing topics and questions in relation to policy, technology, and sociology.