Metagovernance Seminar

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Audience: Researchers in the topic
Seminar series time: Wednesday 17:00-18:00 in your time zone, UTC
Organizers: Joshua Tan*, Nathan Schneider*, Jenny Fan*, Michael Zargham*, Amy X. Zhang*, Cent*
*contact for this listing

The Metagovernance Seminar invites individuals working in online governance to present their work to a community of other researchers and practitioners. Topics of the seminar include, but are not limited to, computational tools for governance, governance incidents and case studies from online communities, topics in cryptoeconomics, and the design of digital constitutions.

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The seminar is intended for researchers and practitioners in online governance, broadly defined. We welcome guests and curious members of the public, but please note that the discussion is moderated. Our governance structure is defined here:

Please contact a planning committee member (Cent Hosten, Nathan Schneider, Divya Siddarth, Michael Zargham) if you are interested in becoming a member of the seminar.

Where available, a direct link to the archived video is linked beneath the video tags.

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Upcoming talks
Past talks
Your timeSpeakerTitle
WedDec 0717:00Metagov CommunityMetagov Short Talk
WedNov 3017:00Coraline Ada EhmkeOpen Social Compact
WedNov 2317:00Jonathan StrayOn "Democratic Governance of Recommender Systems"
WedNov 1617:00CanceledCanceled
WedNov 0917:00James MartelOn "Anarchist Prophets: Disappointing Vision and the Power of Collective Sight"
WedNov 0216:00Metagov CommunityShort Talk
WedOct 2616:00Christina PanComparing the Perceived Legitimacy of Content Moderation Processes: Contractors, Algorithms, Expert Panels, and Digital Juries
WedOct 1916:00Anna WeichselbraunMetagov Reads: Rules: A Short History of What We Live By (Daston 2022)
WedOct 1216:00Community HangCasual Community Hang: What kind of community meetings would we like to have?
WedOct 0516:00Metagov CommunityShort Talk
WedSep 2816:00Nick MerrillOn trustware
WedSep 2116:00--No Seminar
WedSep 1416:00Chris WrayGovernance Workshop: Collective Governance Theater Written with Legra
WedSep 0716:00Metagov CommunityShort Talk
WedAug 3116:00Nicholas VincentData Leverage: A Framework for Empowering the Public and Mitigating Harms of Artificial Intelligence
WedAug 2416:00--No Seminar (At DWeb Camp)
WedAug 1716:00Open SlotOpen Slot: Submit a proposal in #seminar-planning
WedAug 1016:00Isaac PatkaDAO Roast
WedAug 0316:00Metagov CommunityMetagov Short Talk
WedJul 2716:00Jessy Kate SchinglerIntroduction to Extitutional Theory
WedJul 2016:00Metagov CommunityMetagovernance Practical Governance Concepts Workshops: Collective PSi
WedJul 0616:00Metagov CommunityMetagov Short Talk
WedJun 2916:00Aviv OvadyaTowards Platform Democracy: Policymaking Beyond Corporate CEOs and Partisan Pressure
WedJun 1516:00Alex W. RodriguezMetagov Governance Workshops - Exquisite Corpse in Common: An Experiment in Sociocratic Surrealism
WedJun 0116:00Metagov CommunityMetagov Short Talk
WedMay 1816:00Emaline Friedman and Michael HueschenIntroducing Neighbourhoods: generic tools, specific cultures
WedMay 1116:00Eli PariserIntroducing New_Public
WedMay 0416:00Metagov CommunityMetagov Short Talk
WedApr 2716:00Lucia KorpasIntroducing the DAOchem data set
WedApr 2016:00Metagov CommunityReflections on the Metagov Seminar
WedApr 1316:00Yak CollectiveIntroducing the Online Governance Primer
WedMar 3016:00Bryan WilsonReimagining Rent: From Analog to Computational Tokenization of Community Equity Interests
WedMar 2316:00NONETBA
WedMar 1616:00Joshua BeckerThe Robust Benefits of Social Influence for the Wisdom of Individuals in the Crowd
WedMar 0917:00Antoine VergneDeliberation and Crypto Governance: Building a Bridge
WedFeb 2317:00Eric AlstonWhy Private Firms Aren’t Democratic
WedFeb 0917:00Raphael KosterHuman-centered mechanism design with Democratic AI
WedJan 2617:00Nathan Schneider and Luke MillerPlaytime: Modpol, a game mod for governance
WedJan 1917:00Niccolo PescetelliIntroducing PSi
WedJan 1217:00Metagov CommunityMetagov Short Talks
WedDec 1517:00Brian KeeganBook Club: David Graeber and David Wengrow's "The Dawn of Everything"
WedDec 0117:00Greg BloomIntroducing Open Referral, a data commons project
WedNov 1017:00Arthur Roing BaerMoving Castles: Modular and Portable Multiplayer Miniverses
WedNov 0316:00Metagov CommunityMetagov Short Talks
WedOct 2716:00Griff GreenParticipatory Parameterization of a Garden’s Instance for the Token Engineering Commons (TEC)
WedOct 1316:00James Hazard and Megan MaCommon Accord and the Use of Prose Objects for Standardizing Policies in Online Governance
WedOct 0616:00Metagov CommunityMetagov Short Talks
WedSep 2916:00Kaylea ChampionInformation Public Goods: Two Governance Challenges
WedSep 0816:00Metagov Core GroupMetagov governance discussion
WedSep 0116:00Haiyi ZhuCommunity-Centered AI: Identifying and Navigating Trade-offs Across Multiple Community Goals in AI Design
WedAug 2516:00C. Thi NguyenValue Capture
WedAug 1816:00Madelyn Rose SanfilippoCo-production of EdTech Governance
WedAug 0416:00Metagov CommunityShort Talks
WedJul 2816:00Burak Nehbit, Benedict LauAether: Democratic governance of P2P online communities
WedJul 2116:00Sam HartIntroducing the Cosmos SDK governance module
WedJul 1416:00Jessy Kate SchlingerCivilization on the Moon
WedJul 0716:00Stacco Troncoso and Ann Marie UtratelDisCO: a governance/economic model for self-sustaining, mission-oriented, distributed organizations
WedJun 3016:00Metagov core-groupMetagovernance Project governance
WedJun 2316:00Dylan Hadfield-MenellArtificial Intelligence Needs Normative Infrastructure
WedJun 1616:00Leon Erichson, Alex Randaccio, Matt PrewittIntroducing RxC Voice
WedJun 0916:00Bonnitta RoySource code protocols for emerging culture
WedJun 0216:00Sascha KellertIntroducing Rekursiv
WedMay 2616:00Victoria BarnettIntroducing Design Justice
WedMay 1916:00Ana JamborcicMinimum Viable Governance
WedMay 1216:00Jessy Kate SchlingerCivilization on the Moon
WedMay 0516:00Shagun JhaverDesigning for Multiple Centers of Power: Multi-level Governance in Online Social Platforms
ThuApr 2900:00Kelsie NabbenDoes participatory governance enable resilience?
WedApr 2116:00Jane ImReimagining and Building Social Platforms Grounded in Consent
WedApr 1416:00Matthew PearlMini-workshop ft. updates from previous Metagov speakers
WedApr 0716:00Clement LesaegeIntroducing Kleros
WedMar 3116:00Miriam AshtonIntroducing Metagov
WedMar 2417:00Howard RheingoldOnline Community Governance: Six Case Studies
WedMar 1017:00Sarah ConeIntroducing Column (
WedMar 0317:00Jay GraberIntroducing the decentralized social ecosystem report
WedFeb 2417:00Adam CronkrightDemocracy as it should be: The power and promise of democratic lotteries
WedFeb 1717:00Harold DavisTwo Row Wampum Dialogue
WedFeb 1017:00Joseph SeeringCooperative Responsibility in Content Moderation Systems
WedFeb 0317:00Martin EtzrodtIntroducing
WedJan 2717:00Tine de Moor and Amineh Ghorbani"Long term dynamics of institutions for collective action: using ABM as a complementary tool to support theory development in historical studies"
WedJan 2017:00Stevie ChancellorThe Labor and Value of Online Volunteer Moderators
WedJan 1317:00Nicole ImmorlicaIdentity as a social intersection
WedJan 0618:00Amelia Winger-BearskinIndigenous Values for Ethical Tech Design and Development
WedDec 1617:00Jenna BednarRobust federations, part 2
WedDec 0917:00Jenna BednarRobust federations, part 1
WedDec 0217:00Joshua Tan and Michael ZarghamGovbase: towards a registry of computational constitutions
WedNov 2517:00Pekko KoskinenECSA Organizational Protocol
WedNov 1817:00Saba Siddiki and Christopher FrantzDevelopments in the analysis of institutional grammar
WedNov 1117:00Akseli Virtanen and Jorge LopezEconomic Grammar: Protocols for Post-Capitalist Economic Expression
WedNov 0417:00Thomas CoxIntroduction to Blockchain Governance and IEEE P2145
WedOct 2816:00John RichardsonIntroducing Ethelo
WedOct 1416:00Matthew PearlVirtual Resource Management: The Role of Property Systems and Experimentation in the Self-Governance of Virtual Worlds
WedOct 0716:00Bulent Ozel, Fang-jui ChangAn augmented collective intelligence and deliberation framework in response to climate change
WedSep 3016:00Shauna Gordon-McKeonA Python Library for Digital Self-Governance
WedSep 2316:00Niloufar SalehiA restorative justice approach to online moderation
WedSep 1616:00Amanda KiesselGovernance on Good Market
WedSep 0916:00Casey FieslerA Government of Their Own: Norms and Policies in Fan Communities
WedSep 0216:00Nathan Schneider and Seth FreyOn Hirschman's logics of exit and voice
WedAug 2616:00Bruno Chies, Nick Sellen, Philip Engelbutzeder, Janina Becker, Tilmann BeckerKarrot: enabling participatory governance in grassroots resource-saving groups
WedAug 1216:00Colin MegillAlgorithmic “listening at scale”
WedAug 0516:00Christopher KeltyTypologies of participation
ThuJul 2316:00Ofer TchernichovskiFeedback systems and birdsong
ThuJul 1616:00Joshua TanGovbase: a compilation of projects in online governance
ThuJul 0916:00Joel Dietz and Noah ThorpGames and governance: an open discussion
ThuJul 0216:00Open DiscussionHow should we run the seminar in the future?
ThuJun 2516:00Ehud ShapiroDigital Social Contracts: A Foundation for an Egalitarian and Just Digital Society
ThuJun 1816:00Open DiscussionWhat kinds of governance tools are missing out there? What gaps are we identifying across the domains we’ve considered? Where could our collective action be best directed?
ThuJun 1116:00Jenny FanDigital Juries: A Civics-Oriented Approach to Platform Governance
ThuJun 0416:00David StasavageThe Decline and Rise of Democracy
ThuMay 2816:00Abbey TitcombRadicle Registry
ThuMay 2116:00BurrrataThe Burrrata Experiment: anonymity and governance in DAOs
ThuMay 1416:00Panel discussion ft. Shermin VoshmgirDAOs as a new kind of institution
ThuMay 0716:00Miguel Arana CataniaUpdating traditional governments to digital democracy: the Consul Project case
ThuApr 3016:00Dandelion ManéGovernance challenges at SourceCred
ThuApr 2316:00Seth FreyTBA
ThuApr 1616:00Amy ZhangPolicyKit: A System for Authoring and Enacting Governance in Online Communities
ThuApr 0216:00Michael ZarghamTowards Metagovernance as a Design Discipline: A Complex Systems Story
ThuMar 2616:00Adrian Bednarek and Paul StabnowIntroduction to Overflow Labs
ThuMar 1916:00Ed SaperiaOn COVID-19 Mutual Aid Groups
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