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.

9 things I did to make 9 years of digital nomadry successful

Growing up in the 90's, the promise of the internet was ever present. Surgeons would be operating remotely from sunset lit beaches, the global village would be a fact of life and our ties to a physical space would be weak and volontary. I started living this dream in the early 2000's, as I was commited to the one profession with a centrury long history of what we now know as digital nomadry – I wrote fictorion, and scavered the world for inspriation and isolation. The reason authos have a trackrecord of working far away from what has been prioviosly know as home is tied to the need to enter an alternative world, the one you're creating. A note pad and pen is even lighter tech than the thinnest of ipad and the solo nature of writing makes the team aspects unimportant. Beyond this, that trackrecor alone, knowing how many othes have left their surrouhndings to place themselves in cottages and off grid h0otelrooms creates a structure of pausibility