I am currently a clinical assistant professor at NYU Stern and a fellow of the Center for Digital Innovation. Between 2010 and 2013, I served on the faculty of the University of Cambridge. I then joined NYU Stern in 2014 as a visiting research professor.
For most of my career, I have focused on topics related to digital technology.
In recent years, my work has shifted towards exploring innovative forms of civic participation. Back in 2014, I published Rebooting Democracy: A Citizen's Guide to Reinventing Politics.
I am now finishing a second, related book on political discourse.
Though not technically "writing", you might be interested in this series of short videos in which I address common questions about Extinction Rebellion's proposal for a citizens' assembly.
A few years back I co-founded an exciting project in Portugal: Fórum dos Cidadãos aims to bring the informed, reasoned voice of ordinary citizens to the public debate on important topics.
Additionally, I serve on the board of directors of the Policy Jury Group (US) and the Europe's People's Forum (EU) as well as on the advisory board of the newly launched Federation for Innovation in Democracy - Europe.
I am also proud to have been among the founding members of the Democracy R&D network.
You can find some of the code I have written over the years on this page.
Here is an old concept paper describing an alternative way to organize personal documents that inspired much of that code.
For those of you who are interested in the live music scene here in NYC, you might enjoy this small tribute to the historic music club Tonic.
marriaga @ stern . nyu . edu