As digital technologies spread to every continent of the world, we study their implications on education, politics, labor, identity, and economy. The Center for Global Digital Cultures is a research center bringing together top scholars across the University of California system, across the engineering, humanities, and social science disciplines. Recognizing that technologies and societies mutually shape one another, our center pioneers innovative interdisciplinary research and advocates for best practices by which we can best understand how technologies can truly support diverse cultures and societies worldwide.
The Center for Information as Evidence serves as an interdisciplinary forum addressing the ways in which information objects and systems are created, used, and preserved as legal, administrative, scientific, social, cultural and historical evidence. CIE is committed to incorporating perspectives from ethnic communities from around the world in order to sustain the diversity within indigenous cultural heritages and broaden methods of information analysis and conservation.
The Center for Knowledge Infrastructures conducts research on scientific data practices and policy, scholarly communication, and socio-technical systems. They also mentor students, post-doctoral fellows, and visiting scholars in these areas. Their latest project, funded by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, is studying data practices, policy, and infrastructure of multiple distributed scientific collaborations, exploring methods of data collection and management, innovations in scaling and workflows, and multidisciplinary approaches to complex problems.