The Peace Innovation Lab is a new initiative from Stanford’s Persuasive Technology Lab. Launched in Spring 2010, the PI Lab is focused on on how technology is facilitating emerging and measurable social changes toward global peace.
What is Peace Innovation?
Peace Innovation is a new approach to conflict studies that focuses on real world interventions that leverage insights into technology and human interaction to reduce conflict and precursors to conflict.
How do we effect change?
We do research in collaboration, open innovation, social computing, persuasive technology & the potential of social networks to change society for the better. All of our research projects are in the field interventions that are data driven, effectively incubating peace startups using our access, resources and prestige as capital.
What will you learn in Peace Innovation Workshop Ghent
Goals of Peace Innovation Lab:
1. Quantitative, computational, predictive theory of peace generation
2. Design frameworks for practitioners
2.A. Sub-goal: Research methodologies and frameworks
Can we quantify peace?
1. Engagement model
2. Engagement framework
- Peace types
- MAPI's = Minimum Acceptable Peaceful Interaction
2. Israel Loves Iran
3. Peace Objects that elicit MAPIs (beginning formation of peace game-playing (research- strategy)
1. Opportunities to Partner
Mark’s research is at the intersection of mass collaboration and mass interpersonal persuasion, and is focused on designing, catalyzing, incentivizing, and generating resources for collective human behavior change, at scale.
Mark speaks as a thought-leader on these topics, and advises businesses, universities, governments and NGOs in these areas, particularly those interested in designing or implementing open innovation platforms, mass collaboration tools, augmented reality games and other applications to influence human behavior for good.