“Start-ups: they need philosophers, political theorists, historians, poets. Critics.”
danah boyd is the founder and president of Data & Society, a partner researcher at Microsoft Research, and a visiting professor at New York University. Her research is focused on making certain that society has a nuanced understanding of the relationship between technology and society, especially as issues of inequity and bias emerge. She is the author of It’s Complicated: The Social Lives of Networked Teens (Yale University Press, 2014) and has authored or coauthored numerous books, articles, and essays.