J. Nathan Matias     MIT Media Lab

I collaborate on technology, research, and communities which empower people to become more creative, more effective, and more informed. I'm a PhD candidate at the MIT Media Lab Center for Civic Media and an affiliate at the Berkman-Klein Center at Harvard.

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Social Mirror: Tablet Tech for Social Checkups

Social Mirror at #MediaLabIO

Social Mirror is social checkup technology for people and organisations. Together with Gaia Marcus at the UK Royal Society of Arts, I developed prototype tablet software to collect information about people's relational well-being. Our first prototype collected information about the connectedness of MIT Media Lab sponsor companies.

In 2013, with funding from the Nominet Trust, the help of ace developer Laurian Gridinoc, the Knowle West Media Centre and a participating group in the National Health Service, we're running a pilot with young people and elderly people on the idea using network surveys to support "social prescriptions."

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