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Technology and its Discontents: Building Power for a New Paradigm

Tuesday, March 20, 2018 at 9:00 am to 5:30 pm

John L. Tishman Auditorium, University Center 63 Fifth Avenue, Room U100, New York, NY 10003

The Milano School of Public & Urban Policy is proud to announce the launch of its new trans-disciplinary center, the Digital Equity Laboratory (DEL). To support collaboration and strategic intervention to support greater digital equity locally and nationally, DEL is hosting its first all-day symposium to share innovative local models for advancing digital equity, identify critical areas for intervention, including the online 2020 Census, Automated Decision-Making, Open Internet Rules, broadband ownership models and alliance building. 

Join leaders from New York City, Philadelphia and Detroit as well as national and local digital equity advocates and innovators.

Keynote Speaker: Commissioner Mignon Clyburn, Federal Communications Commission

Other confirmed speakers include:

Beth Niblock, Chief Innovation Officer, City of Detroit

Miguel A. Gamiño Jr., Chief Technology Officer, City of New York

Diana Nucera, Director, Detroit Community Technology Project

Jenny Lee, Executive Director, Allied Media Projects

Steven Choi, Executive Director, New York Immigration Coalition

Una Lee, Creative Director, And Also Too

Gigi Sohn, Distinguished Fellow at the Georgetown Law Institute for Technology Law & Policy and Mozilla Technology Policy Fellow

About the Digital Equity Laboratory:

Through applied research, technical support, and national, state and local policy strategy, the DEL uncovers and addresses structural inequities embedded in a society rapidly being transformed by technology. Please join the DEL for its first all-day symposium to discuss key priorities to advance digital equity. We bring together practitioners, scholars, organizers, and policymakers to create cross-sector leadership on key digital equity issues: developing equitable models of digital access; ensuring that smart-city innovations benefit underrepresented, vulnerable, and marginalized communities; and understanding the implications of big data, algorithms, and new edge technologies. To  invites you to a day-long convening to discuss strategic priorities around key digital equity issues including online privacy, big data, and equitable access to the internet.


Event Type

Conferences and Symposia


General Public


Media and Technology


Schools of Public Engagement, Milano School of Policy, Management, and Environment




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