The Echo Chamber Club is a philosophical research institute dedicated to understanding how information environments can be healthy and democratic in a digital age. Our aim is to forward political, cultural and philosophical theory and communicate this with other researchers. We do this by commissioning reports and facilitating meet ups relating to these areas.
Our research falls into five key themes. These have been chosen because we have experienced a lack of solid theoretical thinking in these five areas when it comes to technology and civil society.
Government, citizens, and information
Truth and communities
Agency and confidence
Justice and accountability
Culture and the political
The ECC was founded in 2016 by Alice Thwaite. At the time, it existed as a newsletter to help those who identified as metropolitan liberal/progressives access and understand different points of view. This project ended in January 2018 as Alice realised that the theory underpinning echo chambers was misguided. From this point, the ECC has existed as an entity to help advance theoretical considerations in information environments.