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Digital sabbatical
It's intermission. I am going offline (email, twitter, blog, etc.) till mid - May. Please be in touch again after May 15.
This is a blog about the future. The year 2173 seems sufficiently far enough in the future to give us some perspective. As sure as we are of ourselves now, talking about the future - and making philanthropic investments - requires that we keep a sense of modesty and humor about what we are doing ...
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19 minutes on digital civil society
This was a fun interview to do, with Dave Erasmus of Givey (UK mobile giving platform). Nineteen minutes (in British and American English) on what we're trying to understand at the Stanford PACS Digital Civil Society Lab .
This was a fun interview to do, with Dave Erasmus of Givey (UK mobile giving platform). Nineteen minutes (in British and American English) on what we're trying to understand at the Stanford PACS Digital Civil Society Lab.
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Laboratory of human behavior...
"A laboratory of human behavior the likes of which we've never seen." That's actually a description of a social media company. You can hear more in this fantastic Radio Lab podcast, The Trust Engineers , which Andrew Means of Data Science for Social Good he...
"A laboratory of human behavior the likes of which we've never seen." That's actually a description of a social media company. You can hear more in this fantastic Radio Lab podcast, The Trust Engineers, which Andrew Means of Data Science for Social Good helped to create.
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Values Aligned Technology
I've been thinking a lot about values, society, and technological design. I'm trying to articulate what, when, and how the values that shape civil society should be expressed with and within technology. What I do know is that it's not just at the point of u...
I've been thinking a lot about values, society, and technological design. I'm trying to articulate what, when, and how the values that shape civil society should be expressed with and within technology. What I do know is that it's not just at the point of use. We need tools that default to the ...
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Digital isn't optional and it isn't "other"
Digital infrastructure and the nature of digital assets have been transformative. Business gets this - companies traffic in data, are valued in the marketplace by their ability to collect and manage digital data, products are designed around data, entire co...
Digital infrastructure and the nature of digital assets have been transformative. Business gets this - companies traffic in data, are valued in the marketplace by their ability to collect and manage digital data, products are designed around data, entire companies shift their focus from ...
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Philosophy Talk on Cyber Activism
The radio program Philosophy Talk invited me on to discuss issues of digital civil society. I thought we were going to discuss freedom of association, free expression, and the architecture of the Internet compared to the design choices coded into the apps a...
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Institutional philanthropy goes digital (slowly)
I often write about emergent forms of philanthropy, enabled or accelerated by digital technology. And I spend a lot of time looking for ways that established philanthropic institutions are or could be using these tools. Here are two recent examples: HIPGive...
I often write about emergent forms of philanthropy, enabled or accelerated by digital technology. And I spend a lot of time looking for ways that established philanthropic institutions are or could be using these tools. Here are two recent examples: ...
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Beyond Big Data
What happens when a university with schools of arts and humanities, business, design, education, engineering, law, and medicine decides to develop interdisciplinary learning experiences for professionals, using the latest technology and assuming a global au...
What happens when a university with schools of arts and humanities, business, design, education, engineering, law, and medicine decides to develop interdisciplinary learning experiences for professionals, using the latest technology and assuming a global audience? And when they turn to former ...
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Ethics, data, mission and revenue
I just finished a three part series on digital values and civil society . We'll have to call this post part 3.5. As I did so, I was (slightly) relieved to see that the Chronicle of Philanthropy raised an ethical eyebrow at the growing practice of nonprofits...
I just finished a three part series on digital values and civil society. We'll have to call this post part 3.5. As I did so, I was (slightly) relieved to see that the Chronicle of Philanthropy raised an ethical eyebrow at the growing practice of nonprofits' selling data and digital data rights ...
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Data privacy standards - another missed opportunity for civil society
Here we go again. A small group of #nonprofits will engage in the policy battle about data privacy . The rest of nonprofit sector and philanthropy will stand by, ignoring it. Thinking " consumer data privacy standards " - not our issue. Yes, It is our issue...
Here we go again. A small group of #nonprofits will engage in the policy battle about data privacy. The rest of nonprofit sector and philanthropy will stand by, ignoring it. Thinking "consumer data privacy standards" - not our issue. Yes, It is our issue. Replace the word "consumer" with the ...
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Net Neutrality Congratulations
Congratulations and thank you to the civil society actors who acted to help protect an open internet. ACLU Berkman Center ColorOfChange.org Common Cause CREDO Action Daily Kos Demand Progress Electronic Frontier Foundation Free Press Fight for the Future In...
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Crowdfunding and Philanthropy
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Visiting Scholar, Stanford University
Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society (Digital Civil Society Lab)
Visiting Scholar, David and Lucile Packard Foundation