danah boyd

danah boyd

This is someone who i want to meet. she’s legally changed her name to be in all lowercase, but even cooler than that she’s looking at the intersection of technology, data, and innovation but beyond the catch phrase lingo. Most importantly, she’s dedicated to addressing social, technical, ethical, legal, and policy issues that are emerging because of data-centric technological development. Connect more people to the data that they need (sounds awfully Googley doesn’t it!). The following quote sold me: “BUILDING NEW CONNECTIONS IS A CRITICAL PART OF BUILDING A NEW ECONOMY. THE AMERICAN EDUCATION SYSTEM, AS FLAWED AS IT IS, IS GREAT FOR THE CREATIVE CLASS BECAUSE OF THE WAY IT MIXES UP NETWORKS.