Reliable sources of community information are critical for an informed and engaged society.
The Future of Information series is connecting national leaders in data and information science, first amendment policy and law, educational policy and information, and other topics with local residents who are concerned about how changes in information are impacting their communities and democracy.
On June 20, 2018, danah boyd, founder of Data & Society, spoke at the second Future of Information event at the Anderson Theatre at The Henry Ford.
She spoke on media manipulation, fake news, and their effects on our society.
danah boyd is the founder and president of Data & Society, a research institute focused on understanding the role of data-driven technologies in society. She is also a Principal Researcher at Microsoft Research and a Visiting Professor at ITP at New York University.
Dr. boyd is a 2011 Young Global Leader of the World Economic Forum and a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. She is a Director of both Crisis Text Line and Social Science Research Council, and a Trustee of the National Museum of the American Indian.
She sits on advisory boards for Electronic Privacy Information Center, Brown University Department of Computer Science, and the School of Information at the University of Michigan.