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Joshua Tan

Joshua Tan
2021 Digital Civil Society Lab Practitioner Fellow
Project Title:
The Metagovernance Project

Joshua Tan is a mathematician and computer scientist at the University of Oxford. He’s currently working on a governance layer for the Internet as part of the Metagovernance Project. Previously, he was a visiting fellow at Princeton and an entrepreneurial fellow in the MIT math department. He’s also an executive editor at Compositionality and a co-editor of the Applied Category Theory book series at Cambridge University Press. Josh is a graduate of Yale and NYU.

What is your research focus?
Governance, math, AI.

How do you plan to change the world?
“There is another world, but it is in this one.” – Yeats

What is an interesting fact about yourself?
I originally studied art history.

What is music/film/art that represents who you are?
“Human”, by The Killers.