Ben Cerveny

Senior Fellow

Ben Cerveny is the president and chairman of the Foundation for Public Code. His work concerns the fundamental relationship of computation with society.

For more than 25 years Ben has worked as an executive, strategist, and designer in the context of operating systems, media applications, web services, products, the built environment, and digital games.

Before founding the Foundation for Public Code, he was a Design Fellow at Samsung, working with design teams across the company and leading a project on room-scale programmable environments.

Previously, he helped design the massively multiplayer game about collaborative creativity online that became Flickr [and also named it], founded the Experience Design Lab at Frogdesign, and was founder and CEO of Bloom Studios, whose data visualization iPad app Planetary was acquired by the Smithsonian Institution.

He has written and lectured extensively, and taught at UCLA, New York University, and the University College London. He serves on the advisory council of the Digital Public Goods Alliance and the steering committee of the UN/ITU GovStack project.

By Ben Cerveny

Tomorrow’s Democracy Is Open Source