Courses & Workshops

Spring 2024

Spring 2024 Course: MIT MAS.S61 Constructive Communication Systems: From Ancient Wisdoms to Social Dialogue Networks

Hearing the humanity in others is necessary for our democracy to function. Drawing inspiration from ancient wisdoms, such as facilitated dialogue, deep listening, and community organizing, we will explore ways to harness modern digital and AI technologies to foster constructive communication with depth and scale.

Thursdays, 11:00am – 12:30pm

Past Courses

Spring 2023 Course: MIT MAS.S68 Generative AI for Constructive Communication

A new MIT MAS course from CCC designed around topics surfaced by the rise of large language models like ChatGPT and the impact of these models on the future of communicat…

Wednesdays 2pm-4pm

Spring 2021 Course: MIT MAS.S69 Constructive Communication Systems: Facilitated Dialogue, Technology, and Design

The foundation of democractic governance is built on the premise that the public has means to deliberate and make decisions together. We find meaning in connecting with e…

Tuesdays, 2:30pm-5pm

Fall 2021 Course: Design for Democratic Discourse

This seminar will bring together students of law, technology, and design, to explore how communication and media technologies have embedded particular values and what les…

Mondays, 1:45pm – 3:45pm

Fall 2020 Course: Understanding Public Thought

This class will bring together readings and discussions of political theory and empirical studies of public opinion with hands-on explorations of natural language process…

Tuesdays, 2:20pm-4:25pm

Fall 2017 Course: MIT MAS.S62 Depolarization by Design

The purpose of this seminar is to explore the various human and technological factors that are contributing to polarization and isolation in order to design new media te…

Tuesdays 10am-12pm