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danah boyd
Founder & President

Data & Society focuses on the social and cultural issues arising from the development of data-centric technology. Its research cuts across the themes of automation, civil rights and fairness, ethics, and privacy, and ranges from short term exploratory projects on emergent areas of interest, to longer term established initiatives focused on topics including, the role of algorithms in shaping media consumption and employment discrimination.

In addition, Data & Society hosts a cohort of residents and researchers from a range of backgrounds, with the dual purpose of producing exceptional research, and strengthening the intellectual community within the organization, and field more broadly. Through this effort, Data & Society is directly convening across sectors and cultivating a set of people who can develop frameworks to understand the complex nature of the issues at play.

SECTOR
Nonprofit
GEOGRAPHIC FOCUS
Global
INVESTMENT LEAD
Martin Tisné
TOTAL COMMITTED
$15,000(2014)
$850,000(2016)