Jamie is the founder and Executive Director of the Society Library – a non-profit that creates structured knowledge databases of media concerning debates and discussions around complex social issues. Her goal is to improve humanity’s relationship with information online: in educational, epistemological, and political contexts.
Projects include: Great American Debate (concerning climate change), Internet Government, and COVIDConvo. She’s also interested in the question of how we can engineer new media and societal institutions to meet the demands (and rise to meet the challenges) of the information age.
Jamie has a background in international sustainable development. She oversaw 30 projects in more than 20 countries and served as a representative to the United Nations on behalf of the NGO she served. Jamie is also currently on the board of Wikitongues, a non-profit organization creating a seedbank of the world’s 7000 languages and seeding revitalization efforts around the world.
This talk will review a case study: a particular city council that was divided over a local issue, and who applied a decision-making model to ensure a major decision was made in a methodical, inclusive, informed, and unbiased manner. This decision-making model was furnished by Jamie’s company.
In this talk, attendees will learn the various ways in which we fool ourselves into thinking... read more