Nathan Schneider is an assistant professor of media studies at the University of Colorado Boulder, where he leads the Media Enterprise Design Lab. His most recent book is Everything for Everyone: The Radical Tradition that Is Shaping the Next Economy.
Too many of our communities adopt default governance practices that rely on the unchecked authority of founders, admins, or moderators, lacking even basic features of small-scale democracy. The purpose of CommunityRule is to help communities establish appropriate norms for decision-making, stewardship, and culture. This hands-on workshop will use CommunityRule to help participants assess their community's current governance practices, and envision the kinds of governance they would like to adopt in the future. Whether your community is new or maturing, this workshop will help you think through how power flows in constructive, creative ways.