Jamie Joyce is the founder and Executive Director of the Society Library – a non-profit that creates structured knowledge databases of media concerning debates and discussions around complex social and political issues. Her goal is to improve humanity’s relationship with information online: in educational, epistemological, and political contexts. Projects include: Great American Debate (concerning climate change), Internet Government, and COVIDConvo. She’s also interested in the question of how we can engineer new media and societal institutions to meet the demands (and rise to meet the challenges) of the information age. Jamie has a background in international sustainable development. She oversaw 30 projects in more than 20 countries and served as a representative to the United Nations on behalf of the NGO she served.
Jamie speaks on the subjects of digital democracy, censorship and anti-censorship in the US, digital libraries and digital public infrastructure, intellectual freedom, new media, climate change knowledge and debate, debate technologies, institutions of the future and sensemaking. She has spoken at HOPE 2020, FWD50, FWDThinking Podcast, Upgrading Society, RightsCon, TEDx OrlandoWomen, Foresight Institute Events, Noetic Nomads and Orlando LadyBoss.
Jamie serves on the board of Wikitongues, a non-profit organization creating a seedbank of the world’s 7000 languages and seeding revitalization efforts around the world. In a past life Jamie is also an award-winning artist and trophy-collecting social engineer.