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Fairer Tomorrow, designed by artist Şerife Wong and in collaboration with Lusion, is a part of the larger program "Creating a New Moral Political Economy" at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences (CASBS) at Stanford University, led by CASBS Director Margaret Levi. The current economic framework is fraying and this program seeks to build a new one: an endeavor made more critical by the COVID crisis, the racial justice movement, and the aftermath of the 2020 U.S. elections. Now in its third year, the program’s network has grown to over a hundred thinkers and practitioners dedicated to this task. This website features specific solutions generated by the network throughout the COVID crisis. Each quote is read out loud, by the authors when available, and represents the opinion of the author(s).
As we move beyond the pandemic, we must not return to the status quo, but create a new economy based on the lessons we've learned and the ideas we've generated. Each light represents such an idea.
To view all the quotes, continue scrolling left or right until you complete the loop. Use the following links (and scroll right) to navigate directly to quotes related to:, , , , , and . See the database for a more extensive list of resources by collaborators in the program. We hope these solutions will move our society beyond today’s crisis into a fairer tomorrow.
The Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences is a place where great minds confront the critical issues of our time, where boundaries and assumptions are challenged, where original interdisciplinary thinking is the norm, where extraordinary collaborations become possible, and where innovative ideas are in pursuit of intellectual breakthroughs that can shape our world.
CASBS @ Stanford brings together deep thinkers from diverse disciplines and communities to advance understanding of the full range of human beliefs, behaviors, interactions, and institutions. A leading incubator of human-centered knowledge, CASBS facilitates collaborations across academia, policy, industry, civil society, and government to collectively design a better future.
Şerife Wong is a Bay Area artist and founder of Icarus Salon, an art and research organization exploring the societal implications of emerging technology. Şerife has previously partnered with CASBS, Stanford to create Fluxus Landscape, a map of 500 actors in AI ethics and governance.
She was a resident on artificial intelligence at the Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio Center, a jury member at Ars Electronica for the European Commission’s STARTS Prize, She was an Artist in Residence and creator of the Impact Program at Autodesk Pier 9, and also worked at the Electronic Frontier Foundation and Artnet Magazine. She has exhibited at Art Basel Miami, Shanghai Art Fair, FIAC Paris, ARCO Madrid, and Art Cologne. She currently is a researcher in the Transformations of the Human program at The Berggruen Institute and serves on the board of directors for Digital Peace Now. Şerife advocates for justice in AI and pushes for more active roles for artists in policymaking.
Lusion is an award winning multidisciplinary production studio. From creative to production, they collaborate with creative agencies and design studios to deliver compelling, real-time experiences, which go far beyond expectations.
Founded by a creative technologist Edan Kwan in 2017. Edan believes technology can empower people to realise their ideas and bring imaginations to life. His vision for Lusion is to bridge the gap between abstract concept and immersive experience by using the right technology.
Artist: Şerife Wong
Visual Designer: Edan Kwan, Lusion
Web Designer and Developer: Han, Lusion
Program Director: Zachary Ugolnik, CASBS
Special thanks to all of the thinkers who generated these solutions and recorded audio of themselves in addition to all the members of the Creating a New Moral Political program. Thank you to the entire CASBS team including Margaret Levi, Sally Schroeder, Betsy Rajala, Mike Gaetani, and especially Federica Carugati (former Program Director), Fatma Massoud, Paola Dios, and Angela Schroeder, in addition to those who offered their voices: Drina Adams, Megan Deason, Christy Duignan, Jason Gonzales, and Barbie Mayock. We are also grateful to Dena Debry, Senior Web Strategist at Stanford, and to our friends and community for their help and feedback: Memo Akten, Jordan Abeles, Roger Humphrey, Majida Thalji, Trinidad Theakson, and Justin Young. And, of course, thanks to the entire Lusion staff, without whom the project would not have been possible.
This project, and the Creating a New Moral Political Economy Program, has received support from the Hewlett Foundation, the Ford Foundation, the Berggruen Institute, Reid Hoffman, and an anonymous donor. Thank you for your support.
Margaret Levi, Jason Gonzales (reading for Eric D. Beinhocker), Zachary Ugolnik (reading for Kim Stanley Robinson), Diane Coyle, Nathan Schneider, Binyamin Appelbaum, Şerife Wong (reading for Heather Boushey), Manuel Pastor , Deva Woodly, Samuel Bowles, Wendy Carlin, Zachary Ugolnik (reading for Jeremy Adelman), Lisa Herzog, Drina Adams (reading for Sharon Block, Suzanne Kahn, Brishen Rogers, Benjamin I. Sachs), Sarita Gupta, Darrick Hamilton, Mike Gaetani (reading for John Irons), William H. Janeway, Elizabeth Garlow, Colin Mayer, Roy Bahat, Drina Adams (reading for Isabelle Ferreras, Julie Battilana, Dominique Méda, et al.), Reed Hundt, Şerife Wong (reading for Heather Boushey, Somin Park), Margaret O'Mara, Anne-Marie Slaughter, John Ahlquist, Federica Carugati, Marion Fourcade, Zachary Ugolnik (reading for Zia Khan), Megan Deason (reading for Team Joe Kennedy), Mary L. Gray, Dorian T. Warren, Xavier de Souza Briggs, Paola Dios (reading for Danielle Allen), Angela Schroeder (reading for Rajiv Sethi, Divya Siddarth, Nia Johnson, Brandon Terry, Julie Seager, Mary Travis Bassett, Meredith Rosenthal), Zachary Ugolnik (reading for K. Sabeel Rahman), William A. Darity Jr., Nick Hanauer, Alondra Nelson, Robb Willer, Zachary Ugolnik (reading for Craig Calhoun), Fatma Massoud (reading for Noah S. Diffenbaugh, Christopher B. Field, Eric A. Appel, et al.), Marc Fleurbaey, Rebecca Henderson, Michael Brownstein, Clayborne Carson, Mike Gaetani (reading for Paul Collier), Zoë Hitzig, Sally Schroeder (reading for Camille Landais, Emmanuel Saez, Gabriel Zucman), Christy Duignan (reading for Emmanuel Saez, Gabriel Zucman), Tim Besley, Hahrie Han, Glen Weyl, Hilary Cottam
As we move beyond the pandemic, we must not return to the status quo, but create a new economy based on the lessons we've learned and the ideas we've generated. The following database includes the sources quoted and other resources to help us in that task.