Future Frictions: Social Complexity in the ‘Blue Skies’ of Innovation

The targets of innovation are complex social worlds—not just “open spaces”—and innovation is as much about social change as creating something new.

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Reconfiguring Work in the Age of AI

This panel will take the long view of expertise and labor in innovation, UX, and applied social science in order to understand and respond to the current moment of tech labor contraction and new generation of artificial intelligence tools.

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Navigating Frictions in Civic Tech and Mission-Driven Work

Explore emergent frictions in civic tech, such as conflicts between government and citizen needs; working across public, nonprofit, and private spaces; and unfederated and legacy tech systems.

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