Just made the new categories visible to everyone! Our hope is to guide the conversations that happen on this forum to address the following topics / themes:
Awareness: Let’s use this forum to raise our individual and collective awareness of the difference between technology designed to extract the most attention from us, and technology whose goals are aligned with our own. Based on the interests of this community & the most pressing problems identified by CHT, we’re seeding this category with the following topics: wellbeing, civics, privacy, children, and relationships.
Advocacy: Let’s use this forum to rally our community, prepare campaigns, and take action so companies and governments adopt smarter policies and better user protections.
Humane Design: Let’s share ideas for how we might redesign technology to align better with humanity, both at the individual and societal levels.
Community Commons: This is our forum commons. It is a place for us to get to know each other, stay up-to-date on the latest “humane tech” news, and share the apps and tools that this community is working on.
Now that this scaffolding is in place, the work begins. We want to recategorize existing topic threads to map to these new categories… and as we go through the treasure trove of conversations that have happened here over the last few months, let’s harvest the most useful information related to each category / subcategory in a wiki post.
Does anyone want to help with this process? We can call ourselves the cybrarians!