Publications

20 Sept 2021

Governance of Digital Public Spaces

This series of articles discuss the governance of digital public spaces and what that entails. It builds on the previous work done by both Waag and the PublicSpaces coalition, who argued for the importance of such digital public spaces. […]

20 Sept 2021

Communicating About Digital Public Spaces

Communicating about digital public spaces is hard. There is so much to tell, but we want to capture a short message. We have to be nuanced and clear, but also simple and concise. We have to
speak with a wide range of experts, policymakers, and citizens, but we need to keep a target audience in mind. We need to provide the right level of background information, and we need to get
to the point. This publication presents strategies for addressing different audiences with the same core message – that digital public spaces are built on our rules, not theirs

1 Apr 2021 / Sander van der Waal

Report on Digital Public Spaces (2020)

In November 2020 Waag published a report on Digital European Public Spaces. The report is not the latest of where we are, but it provides background information that can help anyone understand our current work.

8 Mar 2021 / Max Kortlander

Imagine Digital Public Spaces

Imagine a world where you are not tracked online. You can send a message to a friend and know that nobody else (not even a robot) will see it. You can post anonymously to a message board, and even check the code of that message board yourself if you want to be sure that your privacy is protected by design. […]

28 Sept 2020 / Tom Demeyer

Identity Management

Considering Digital Identity in the context of the public stack, we see the subject represented in all layers, and firmly rooted in the foundation. Identity and its related concepts of ownership […]