We are scholars of public interest technology.
Join our events:
- Spilling the Tea & Stilling an Ocean (in collaboration with the THICC lab and Logic(s) Magazine) March 24 2023
- Governing Conversations (in collaboration with Yale Information Society Project) Dec. 2021 – September 2022
- The Public Interest Technology Chat PITCh (in collaboration with Ai Now) Sept. 2021 – May 2022
The Digital Interests Lab is a research collaborative that explores public accountability for emerging data technology. We ask questions about the role of computing in society through empirical investigations, creative expression, and community engagement.
Based at New York University (NYU), the Digital Interests Lab fosters interdisciplinary scholarship and is committed to rigorous scholarship and promoting early career scholars. The Lab is funded in part by the National Science Foundation, New America, and Microsoft Foundation. The Lab Director, Dr. Anne L. Washington founded the lab in 2018 with her NSF Career grant.
Centered on human empowerment, informed by history, guided by theory, this is tech policy research for the rest of us.
The Digital Interests Lab is a member of the Coalition for Independent Tech Research.