Data are currency. Data provide the fuel for decision-making and profit-making. Data offer evidence for enhancing health services, infrastructure, and zoning, and for addressing environmental concerns. But the collection and use of data is spurring conflicts between cities, corporate and civil society organizations, and constituents. These conflicts occur on the grounds of data ownership, access, Continue...
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Data & Society's speaker series – Databites – is geared toward engaging our network and the broader public on unresolved questions and timely topics of interest to the D&S community.
Carmen Rojas, Rachel Schneider, Tamara K. Nopper
Our annual Fellowship Program has supported Data & Society’s crucial ongoing field-building work at the intersection of data-centric technology and society.
Our fellows help ensure that new connections and perspectives deepen and expand our community’s understanding of the challenges and opportunities society faces in a data-centric world. Please meet our current and past fellows here.
We currently have an open call for two to three Faculty Fellows to join us starting September 1, 2020. We anticipate launching additional fellowship calls in 2020. If you are interested in receiving future Data & Society open fellowship calls for non-academic practitioners, please subscribe to our Newsletter for updates.More about Fellows at Data & Society
Since our launch in 2014, Data & Society has hosted a variety of practitioners and academics–data scientists and engineers, lawyers and librarians, ethnographers and creators, historians and activists. Fellows have pursued academic research, written code, created art, brought together communities of activists and practice, run workshops and hosted convenings, worked closely with Data & Society’s in-house research team across research initiatives and each other, and much more.
Previous classes of Data & Society fellows have connected us more deeply to the field through individual projects, mutual support, contribution to core research projects, and insightful public communications. They have had work appear in The New York Times’ op-ed, technology, and arts sections; at Internet Freedom Forum, the Museum of Modern Art, W3C, Personal Democracy Forum, RightsCon, and Eyeo Festival; and in viral digital videos about data surveillance and bio-design.
The deadline for Faculty Fellows applications is December 17, 2019.
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