J. Nathan Matias     MIT Media Lab

I am a computational social scientist who works with millions of people in citizen behavioral science toward a fairer, safer, more understanding internet. I advance this work through CivilServant and as a postdoc at Princeton University departments of Psychology, Sociology, and Center for Information Technology Policy.

Note: the projects on this website were last updated in 2013. Please follow the links below for more up-to-date information:

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Projects with Tinderbox: Spatial Hypertext Information Design

(project ongoing)

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Since I first wrote about Tinderbox by Eastgate Systems in a series on hypertext for SitePoint in 2003, I have been using it for a broad range of information design tasks across academic work, charities, and business. One of my businesses, Emberlight, relies on Tinderbox. I have given talks at numerous Tinderbox weekends.

It's very special in the fast-paced technology industry to develop long-term expertise in an area of software. Tinderbox is unusually satisfying in this way, since its flexibility has kept up with my needs.

I have used Tinderbox for information design on hundreds of small projects-- too many to list here. To give you a taste, here are some screenshots of things I have done with Tinderbox which don't appear elsewhere in this portfolio.

A simple project management Tinderbox file Between X and Y Falls the Shadow Collaboration Space, Tinderbox Weekend 2009, London event-overview expose-sources-writing Collaboration Patterns for Tinderbox Frog and Toad's Fabulous Peanut Experiment 32. Drinking notes from Literary Studies Now Second Try at Collaborative Space toplevel-view 33. Chiasmus In Ruth 2