We aim to foster a healthy public sphere.
A nonprofit with roots in the MIT Media Lab, Cortico aims to strengthen an American public sphere weakened by political, cultural and socioeconomic isolation.
Filter bubbles that divide. False news that misleads. Opinion polls that misapprehend. Information cocoons that isolate. Local voices and issues that are ignored.
The 2016 presidential election highlighted these and other public sphere maladies as powerful causes and effects of the isolation that Cortico aims to understand and address.