Category: Tech (6)

Why We Vote on Tuesday

November 26, 2019

Our latest episode with Seth Flaxman of Democracy Works is all about how his organization is making it easier than ever to vote. We thought we’d look at why Tuesday was chosen as a “convenient” election day.

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The Ethics of Big Data: Matthew L. Jones

September 6, 2019

“When things become social and granular, it becomes extraordinarily invasive of our privacy.”

Matthew Jones is a historian of science and technology at Columbia University. We examine the moral and ethical elements of big data, the big business of the surveillance of our personal information online, and how we can demand solutions that reflect our collective values.

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Jackie Zammuto

June 14, 2019

“Just bearing witness is important.”

Jackie Zammuto leads the programmatic work in the United States of WITNESS, an organization that makes it possible for anyone, anywhere to use video and technology to protect and defend human rights. We discuss how to use video more strategically and effectively for change, and how videos bring a human perspective to big complex challenges.

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