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The Data & Society Research Institute (@data_society) is a new think/do tank in New York City dedicated to addressing social, technical, ethical, legal, and policy issues that are emerging because of data-centric technological development.
Data & Society is currently looking to assemble its inaugural class of fellows. The fellowship program is intended to bring together an eclectic network of researchers, entrepreneurs, activists, policy creators, journalists, geeks, and public intellectuals who are interested in engaging one another on the key issues introduced by the increasing availability of data in society. We are looking for a diverse group of people who can see both the opportunities and challenges presented by access to data and who have a vision for a project that can inform the public or shape the future of society.
Fellows will be the heart and soul of this new Institute and will be expected to develop innovative initiatives, interact with people who hold diverse perspectives, and participate in the creation of a new community. Data & Society is brand new and while many aspects of this program have not been hammered out, the first class of fellows will play a significant role in shaping the Institute’s formation. (Full Post)
Potential fellows are invited to imagine a specific project that they would execute to help society’s understanding of and ability to adapt to a data-soaked world. A successful fellowship project will be a high-impact initiative that engages a broad audience to inform, convene, intervene, or provoke. We are open to a wide range of potential outputs, from white papers to op-eds, multi-stakeholder events to technological artifacts. We are especially interested in interdisciplinary, cross-sector ideas oriented towards challenges facing society that don’t easily fit into a box.