Data & Society is a research institute in New York City that is focused on the social and cultural issues arising from data-centric technological development. The issues that Data & Society seeks to address are complex. The same innovative technologies and sociotechnical practices that are reconfiguring society – enabling novel modes of interaction, new opportunities for knowledge, and disruptive business paradigms – can be abused to invade people’s privacy, provide new tools of discrimination, and harm individuals and communities. To provide frameworks that can help society address emergent tensions, Data & Society is committed to identifying thorny issues at the intersection of technology and society, providing and encouraging research that can ground informed, evidence-based public debates, and building a network of researchers and practitioners who can anticipate issues and offer insight and direction. Data & Society’s programs bring together different perspectives, research methods, and practices. We weave together researchers, entrepreneurs, activists, policy creators, journalists, geeks, and public intellectuals. We see tremendous reciprocal benefits for network building and research when they are combined.
Areas of focus
Founder gender: Both male and female founders
Leader gender: Male Leader(s) (2017): Danah Boyd
Leader gender: Female
Rating of data accuracy (find out more): OTT reviewed
Data sources consulted: ETH CSS Organizations and Resources Page Partners, Organisation´s website
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