human social dynamics in the wild
Ob·serv·a·to·ry. noun. Infrastructure housing scientific equipment for the study of natural phenomena
Social Observatory: A controlled environment offering infrastructure, tools and services to study human social dynamics in the wild.
What is a Social Observatory?
The human species needs to understand the forces that drive and modulate behavior if we are to stand a chance of designing society 2.0, a society that amplifies and supports prosocial human behavior, agency, participation that can safety steward this planet. To this end the Social Observatory is a shared resource for the scientific community, for the study of human social behaviour.
That human social behaviour is largely context dependant, and altered contexts can generate vastly different forms of group dynamics to those that are commonly observed.
That social connection drives human well being.
That the study of humans in the wild will inform different ways of being that can better serve the species and the planet.