Carin Ism

I work on the forefront of governance innovation, devoted to upgrading the tools available to distribute power, make and enforce decisions. I am the co-founder of the Future Governance Agency, which officially opens its doors in September of 2019. I provide talks and workshops on power and governance-related topics and offer advisory services to governments and IGOs. I am also faculty in the future of governance at the Nordic branch of Singularity U. Before this I was Director of Research at Bitnation where i delved deep into the civic tech space. Previous to this I was Executive Director of the Global Challenges Foundation where I, among other things, ran the biggest global competition to date in the field of governance innovation.

If you’re involved the reimagining power and governance, do reach out. I am always interested in learning about new projects and perspectives.

Beyond this I am the chair of Effective Altruism Sweden and run a live-in hackerspace in Stockholm, devoted to grow the effective altruism community in the Nordics.

Lastly, when time allows, I make visual art where I explore de- and reconstruction in a most literal sense. You can take a look at it here.

Third-person effect

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Third-person effect

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"The Third-person effect hypothesis predicts that people tend to perceive that mass media messages have a greater effect on others than on themselves, based on personal biases. The Third-person effect manifests itself through an individual’s overestimation of the effect of a mass communicated message on the generalized other, or an underestimation of the effect of a mass communicated message on themselves."