We are actively engaged in the dialogue and debates of our space: on issues of social justice, global development, and democratic innovation, and on the ethics and methodological evolution of design, mediation, and co-creation practice. More of our writing can be found at Medium.
The newly released book American Dreamers, a compilation of dreams from inventors, optimists, and mavericks with ideas for a brighter future, features a chapter by Reboot’s Panthea Lee and Zack Brisson. Titled “A Fighting Chance,” the chapter is an exploration of our vision of how good governance contributes to a better tomorrow.
Today, we are thrilled to welcome Ethan Wilkes! Ethan will serve as Reboot’s chief storyteller, guiding our communications strategy, media relations, and outreach. We are particularly excited about his arrival as we grow our capacity to curate a public conversation about the varied ideas that Reboot weaves together, from ethnography to design to technology to policy analysis. Our entire team is thrilled to have full-time access to his intellect and energy. Welcome, Ethan!
Kate Krontiris will be speaking at the Parsons Desis Lab about the need for public interest service design in New York City on Wednesday, November 15th at 6:30 pm. Kate’s talk is the first in series of jointly hosted Service Design Network and Desis Lab conversations exploring NYC service design landscape. Learn more about the event here and RSVP here.
Reboot Principals Panthea Lee and Kate Krontiris will be in Boston next week, speaking at the MIT Center for Civic Media about our recent investigation of media and information ecosystems in conflict areas of Pakistan. The event, part of the Civic Media Lunch series is free and open to the public November 1, 2012 at 12 pm. RSVP to attend here.
This week, Reboot’s Kate Krontiris is sharing her thought leadership as a guest blogger at Ashoka Changemakers. Kate is curating the Ashoka & Intel She Will Innovate competition, which seeks to find the world’s most innovative solutions that equip girls and women with new digital technologies. Join the conversation!
On October 3, 2012 Reboot will be joining our partners at Safe Horizon at the opening of the 2012 desigNYC Recharging Communities exhibition. Our project aimed at reaching survivors of human trafficking in NYC was one of 15 desigNYC collaborations between non-profits & designers improving the lives of New Yorkers. To RSVP or learn more, click here.
Reboot Co-founder Panthea Lee will be presenting at TEDxDumbo on October 13th as part of TEDxCity2.0. She will explore how cities can serve as platforms for service provision to marginalized communities. Click through for details on attending.
Sarah Fathallah will be representing Reboot at this year’s Better World by Design conference. Sarah will be joining a panel of speakers addressing “How to Design for Others? Research in Design for Development” on September 29th. Click through for more details.
Reboot’s work on a new civic engagement tool PollWatchUSA has garnered the attention of the New York Times. Reporter Sam Roberts writes about the mobile website, which grew out of our involvement with the 2012 PDF Hackathon earlier this year.
We’re searching for an exceptionally talented set of collaborators to help expand our team as we enter our next phase of growth. You can find out more details on our Careers page. If you think you’re an ideal candidate, or if you know someone who is, we’d like to hear from you.
Reboot has been invited to join a select group of early-stage companies at the Behavioral Economics Summit. Service Designer Jeremy Canfield will represent Reboot at the Summit in San Francisco on August 25th and 26h. Click through for more details.
Co-founder Panthea Lee is lecturing at SVA Impact, an intensive program focusing on social entrepreneurship and design for social change. Panthea is discussing Reboot’s perspective on how design can make a positive difference in the realms of governance and international development. Find out more about SVA Impact here.
Design industry leading blog Core77 covered Reboot’s recent work with the World Bank. The project, a visual narrative about the growth and impact of mobile technology for international development, takes the form of compelling and accessible infographics. Click here to read Core77’s response to our design and call for communications design in policy making.
It’s been a great year for the growth of our movement towards a more human approach to governance. We been lucky. The last year has brought collaborations with some incredibly and talented colleagues. Time and again we’ve been inspired by the passion we experience among those working to deliver on the promise of tomorrow.
We consider ourselves the most lucky, when we can welcome someone new into the Reboot family. Which is why I feel so lucky today to announce the arrival of a new Principal to join our senior management team.
Kate Krontiris will Reboot’s US-based client engagements, and will also help curate a public conversation about the interconnections of ethnography, design, technology, and policy. As we continue to grow as an organization, Kate will aslo help ensure our unique internal culture scales appropriately.
Several Rebooters participated in and won the Personal Democracy Forum‘s 2012 Civic Hackathon this past weekend. First place went to Jeremy Canfield‘s team created PollWatch: a mobile tool to help voters report problems at the polls on election day, while Mollie Ruskin and Panthea Lee helped build an NYC-based Freedom of Information request-and-track website. Both teams presented their projects on the main stage at PDF, and continue to develop their projects.
Zack Brisson and Kate Krontiris, co-authors of Reboot’s recent publication for the World Bank, Tunisia: From Revolutions to Institutions, recently appeared on an episode of Radio Berkman, produced by Harvard Law School’s Berkman Center for Internet & Society. Zack and Kate discussed Reboot’s work in Tunisia, and how technology is transforming both Tunisia and civil society the world over. Listen to the podcast here.
For those on the Stanford campus on Thursday, June 7, be sure to catch Reboot’s Sarah Fathallah at the Stanford Design EXPErience. Sarah, a former teaching assistant for Stanford’s Design Innovation class, will be at this unique showcase of student work, combining design research, design practice, engineering, and manufacturing. Click here to find out more.
On May 16, Reboot Co-Founder and Principal Zack Brisson will be a featured presenter at the World Summit on Information Society Forum in Geneva. As part of a World Bank panel, Zack will present Reboot’s work on how ICTs are changing post-revolution Tunisia. Check out a live webcast of the presentation (from 10:15am-noon EST) here.
On Sunday, May 20, Creative Lead Mollie Ruskin will be presenting at the Wanted Design Fair on Reboot’s work with Safe Horizon and desigNYC to improve outreach to human trafficking survivors. RSVP for the presentation here.