How can social networks be manipulated for good?
7 Jun 2018
How can social networks be manipulated for good?

If a social network’s members remain the same but everyone’s place is reshuffled, could it impact their quality of life for the better? Canvas8 spoke to Nicholas Christakis, Nudgestock speaker and Yale professor, to learn how our online and offline networks can be harnessed for positive change.

Nicholas A. Christakis

Nicholas A. Christakis is an American sociologist and physician whose research into the structure and function of social networks investigates how they operate to influence thoughts, feelings, and behaviours, as well as how we can use them for good. He directs the Human Nature Lab at Yale and is the co-director of the Yale Institute for Network Science.

Mira Kopolovic

Mira Kopolovic is a senior social scientist at Canvas8. She has a master’s degree that focused on visual culture and artist-brand collaborations, and spends her spare time poring over dystopian literature.