Manuel
Arriaga

Academia

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.

Writing

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.

Activism

I am involved in an exciting new project in Portugal. Fórum dos Cidadãos aims to bring the informed, reasoned voice of ordinary citizens to the public debate on important topics.

Here in the US, I serve on the Board of Directors of the Policy Jury Group, an organization doing amazing work to promote citizen deliberation at different levels of government.

Software

You can find 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.

Tonic Tapes

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.

Email

marriaga @ stern . nyu . edu