Social Software

UCLA Social Software examines the social impacts and possibilities of making with software. The question “what is social software?” guides work with collaborators to respond to the power dynamics, inequities, and biases embedded in technology. Current focus areas include accessible tech, open source communities, AI, data, and generative systems. How do we understand the personal and relational in technological systems? Explorations result in different forms, including software, installations, performances, events, text, and publications. Social Software is led by Lauren Lee McCarthy and Casey Reas.