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AUG 04, 2014 - Huffington Post

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This Online Game Forces You Out of Your Bubble by Taking You to Places You've Never Heard Of

We imagine ourselves to be citizens of the world but in fact we are drawn to people like us, to familiar experiences and to information that confirms our biases. This is the phenomenon Ethan Zuckerman calls "imaginary cosmopolitanism." We could potentially read the daily news from Lagos, Nigeria on our laptop while we're wearing pajamas. We could follow trending tweets from Turkey. But the imaginary part of the cosmopolitanism is that we don't. Can we build technologies to engineer serendipity when it comes to global news? That is the challenge that my colleague Matt Stempeck and I took on ... Read More

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