About

Minderoo Initiative on Tech & Power

Minderoo Initiative on Technology and Power is an initiative at c2i2 that investigates the social impact of digital technologies on the broader public good.

Minderoo Initiative on Technology and Power at the UCLA Center for Critical Internet Inquiry investigates the social impact of digital technologies on communities and the broader public good. The initiative aims to create new paradigms for the public to understand the harms of tech platforms, predictive technologies, ad driven algorithmic content, and the work of digital laborers. This initiative is made possible by the support of Minderoo Foundation.

The initiative includes the following programs:

Initiative Team

Sarah T. Roberts
Faculty Co-Director

Safiya Noble
Faculty Co-Director

Vanessa Rhinesmith
Executive Director

Stacy Wood
Research Director

Initiative Programs

Impact Fund

The Minderoo Initiative Impact Fund supports people to pursue research, scholarship, community-oriented programming, and creative expression projects at the intersection of tech and power. This fund is designed to support smaller-scale projects on a rolling basis.

Meet the Spring 2021 Minderoo Initiative Impact Fund Recipients:

  • The Future is Intersectional series /more
  • Oracle for Transfeminist Technologies
  • I, Obscura: an educational zine /more
  • AEMP Surveillance and Evictions project
  • Alternative Beacon (with Logic Magazine)