The Peace Innovation Lab is an initiative from Stanford’s Persuasive Tech Lab. Launched in Spring 2010, the PI Lab is focused on casting a spotlight on how technology and emerging social behaviors and insights are promoting new paths to global peace.
The Peace Innovation project started with Peace Dot. The goal of Peace Dot is simple: persuade any individual, organization or corporation with a website to create a peace subdomain that spotlights what they are doing to help promote peace in the world. So far, over 50 sites ranging from Facebook to the Dalai Lama Foundation, Khan Academy to CouchSurfing, in multiple languages have created peace dot pages around the world.
Here is a video the City of Manor, Texas created for Peace Dot.
How do we go about this?
Our steps for creating a peace technology infrastructure include:
- peace technology course at Stanford
- blogging about peace technology examples
- creating direction of peace technology initiatives
- developing an analytics/metrics framework for measuring pro-social behaviors across social media platforms
- developing teaching materials
- preparing to fund trials
- creating network of peace innovation labs
- systematic insights (resources)
Peace Innovation Project Team
The following people have contributed their time and energy to this project.
- BJ Fogg
- Mark Nelson
- Jane Chesher
- Margarita Quihuis
- David Liebsohn
- Ben Henretig
- Dave Miller
- Jordy Mont-Reynauld
- Ryan Singer