Who runs this?
New_ Public started in 2019 when co-directors Talia Stroud and Eli Pariser asked themselves what thriving publics need from digital spaces. Deepti Doshi joined as Co-Director in 2022. Everything written in the newsletter is signed by the author.
Head of Editorial: Josh Kramer
What is New_ Public?
New_ Public is a non-profit R&D lab. We are researchers, engineers, and designers, working together to explore creating new online social spaces where people can thrive and connect. We think this work is essential for democracy.
If we want to foster connection, facilitate pluralism, and encourage civic engagement, we need flourishing, public-spirited digital social spaces. We work by partnering and co-designing with community stewards (mods, admins) and public institutions.
We’re in this to serve, remove obstacles to power, and make life significantly better for people, especially folks from underestimated communities.
This newsletter allows us to dive deeper into specific themes that interest us while bringing together a bunch of diverse, smart voices in one place. We’ll be in your inbox every two weeks with nuanced, thoughtful takes on what the future of digital public spaces might look like and fresh new ideas about how to get there.
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We’re forming a community of people who care about building the next generation of social media platforms and rethinking online connection.