We believe civic life can be revitalized when we hold space for conversation, recognizing that traditionally underheard voices and marginal experiences can yield improved understanding and communication across boundaries. Our fragmented society demands civic spaces where input shared by community members about their identity and experiences sparks more informed and transparent decisions from our leaders.
Cortico collaborates closely with MIT Center for Constructive Communication (CCC). Based at the MIT Media Lab, CCC brings together researchers in AI, computational social science, digital interactive design, and learning technologies with software engineers, journalists, political scientists, designers, and community organizers to explore and address the effects of deepening social fragmentation. Cortico maintains a unique cooperation agreement with MIT that enables collaboration on IP, prototyping, and field pilots.