UN Side Event on Disability and Digital Societies

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This is an update for our series of blog posts on our ongoing work exploring the applications and implications of Big Data and disability. As part of our investigation of how new data sources can contribute to various research areas related to disability, Data-Pop Alliance is pleased to announce their involvement in the UN Working Group on Disability and Digital Societies.

UNSSC and Data-Pop Alliance partner to deliver learning initiatives on Big Data in the context of Agenda 2030

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This announcement of this joint initiative was originally posted on 19 May 2016 on UNSSC’s website: https://www.unssc.org/home/news/unssc-and-data-pop-alliance-partner-deliver-learning-initiatives-big-data-context-agenda-2030 The United Nations System Staff College (UNSSC) is delighted to announce the consolidation of a partnership agreement with Data-Pop Alliance – a global coalition on Big Data and development created by The Harvard Humanitarian Initiative, MIT Media Lab and the Overseas Development Institute, … Read More

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Save the Date! Our 3rd “digitising europe” initiative event with the Vodafone Institute on Big Data and Privacy

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#digitisingEU #FuturoBigData “Big Data: ¿oportunidades sin límite?” Thursday, June 2, 2016, 9:30a – 1:30p Casa del Lector. Matadero, Paseo de la Chopera, 14. Madrid, Spain In the last decade, society has witnessed a digital revolution that has transformed the way in which we interact, work, learn, and do business. The Big Data Revolution helps us to spot socially valuable insights or … Read More

Data-Pop Alliance to Present 2 Papers at Annual Bank Conference on Development Economics 2016

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Two of Data-Pop Alliance’s papers have been selected for this year’s Annual Bank Conference on Development Economics (ABCDE). One paper, “The ABCDE of Big Data: Assessing Biases in Call-Detail Records for Development Estimates” will be presented by Emmanuel Letouzé and Gabriel Pestre during Monday morning’s session 1B, “Data for Development” in Room MC 7-100. The second paper, “Identifying Crime Hotspots … Read More

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Research Assistant, Big Data and Sustainable Development

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Data-Pop Alliance is seeking a motivated and engaged Research Assistant (RA) interested in learning more about data and international development. The RA will support our ongoing research and training activities on data and development, including conducting research and preparing materials for our upcoming training workshops with the World Bank and MIT Media Lab.

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Senior Design Consultant

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Data-Pop Alliance is looking for a senior design consultant to support our ongoing data literacy program.

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Program Intern

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Data-Pop Alliance is looking for a part or full-time Program Intern to join our team in New York City beginning in March. The position is paid and will be based in NYC.

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Design & Media Specialist

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Data-Pop Alliance is looking for a full-time Design & Media Specialist based in New York City, hired by MIT Media Lab. The position will begin as soon as possible and last 2 months with possibility of extension.

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#LinksWeLike Here’s a quick weekly compilation of a few links we like and want to share with you: Could consumers sell access to their own encrypted data? It looks that way. “MIT’s New Blockchain Project Enigma Wants to Let You Share Your Data on Your Own Terms,” by Steven Melendez for FastCompany. Our Academic Director, Alex “Sandy” Pentland is helping with the … Read More

Happy | Joyeux | Feliz | 2016!

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Dear friends, colleagues, partners, and supporters, Data-Pop Alliance’s team joins me in wishing you a Happy New Year 2016—with special thoughts and thanks to those who have helped us since we launched in November 2014. For us as a new organization, 2015 was a busy year that saw us grow and develop many projects, publications, and partnerships featured on our … Read More

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#LinksWeLike Here’s a quick compilation of a few links we like and want to share with you: Compelling article by Charles Kenny of The Atlantic: “2015: The Best Year in History for the Average Human Being”. Violence dominated the headlines this year. But by many measures, humanity is in better shape than it’s ever been.  Jeffrey Sachs writes for The Boston … Read More

Save the Date! Our 2nd “digitising europe” initiative event with the Vodafone Institute on Big Data and Privacy

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#digitisingEU “Big Data: Key to the Future or the End of Privacy?” Monday, January 25, 2016 6:00p – 7:45p at the BOZAR in Brussels EU decision-makers have called for a new, open discussion on how best to harness the social benefits that big data brings while protecting the dignity and the fundamental rights and freedoms of individuals. The Vodafone Institute and the … Read More

Nov. 12 in Berlin: European Stakeholders’ Dialogues on Big Data with the Vodafone Institute and Data-Pop Alliance

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#digitisingEU Join us next week in Berlin, at the digitising europe initiative 2015 where European stakeholders will dialogue on the ethics of Big Data in partnership with the Vodafone Institute and Data-Pop Alliance! In the last decade, society has witnessed a technological revolution that has transformed the way in which we interact, work, learn, and do business. It helps us … Read More