DIGITAL TECHNOLOGY AND SOCIETY
TECHNOLOGY AND DEMOCRACY
The future of democracy and the future of digital technology are deeply intertwined. We have witnessed firsthand how digital technology can be used to destabilize democratic norms and institutions. What are the key components that lead to this destabilization? How can we counter those effects and use digital technology to support democracy?
Key question: How can digital technology support democracy?
SMART COMMUNITIES/SMART SPACES
How can digital technology make our communities – rural, suburban, and urban – safter, more resilient, and more equitable?
Key question: How can digital technology make the spaces we inhabit safer, more resilient, and more equitable?
TECHNOLOGY AND YOUTH DEVELOPMENT
Digital technology is not just a tool, but a context for development, where young people learn about the world, explore and develop their identities, and develop and sustain relationships. How is living in a digital world affecting youth development?
Key question: How can we use digital technology to improve young people’s physical and mental health, their education, and their civic participation?