Erhardt Graeff is a PhD researcher at the MIT Center for Civic Media and MIT Media Lab and a Fellow at the Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard. His projects involve building civic technologies that empower people to be greater agents of change, performing quantified analysis of media ecosystems, and documenting new forms of civic participation enabled by digital media.
Erhardt’s latest project is Action Path, a location-based civic engagement app. This represents the first in a series of projects he is working on for his PhD research, exploring the future of civics education by investigating design principles for civic technologies that promote reflection.
Erhardt is also a founding trustee of The Awesome Foundation, which gives small grants to awesome projects, and a founding member of the Web Ecology Project, a network of social media and internet culture researchers. He holds master’s degrees from MIT and the University of Cambridge and two bachelor’s degrees from Rochester Institute of Technology.