keynote – 50 min | Feb 4 – 18:00
About the speaker
Joe Edelman is a philosopher, social scientist, and designer. He believes the current political moment demands a change in the way human systems (social networks, political systems, organizations) are designed; and making this change means having a clearer understanding of people and of how they live and cooperate. He uses games, immersive environments, and custom social networks to test ideas in these areas. His background includes HCI research labs and technology startups like CouchSurfing.