Nathan Matias is a PhD student at MIT Media Lab Center for Civic Media. Nathan researches factors that contribute to flourishing & fair participation online, making and evaluating interventions for safe, fair, creative, and effective societies. Nathan’s current projects (C.V.) include large scale experiments on reducing discrimination and harassment online, as well as observational studies on social movements, civic participation, and social change. Nathan regularly liveblogs talks and events and has published journalism in the Atlantic, Guardian, and PBS IdeaLab. He coordinated the Media Lab Festival of Learning in 2012 and 2013.