In this episode of the Innovation in Digital Anthropology podcast, Himanshu Panday, Co-Founder of Dignity in Difference, discusses winning the recent Global Design Challenge sponsored by UNESCO and the LiiV Center. In addition, the conversation explores the company’s mission and future plans, its strategies for using digital innovation to create positive social impact, its enthusiasm for anthropology, and its participation experience in the design challenge.
About Dignity in Difference
Dignity in Difference is an organization committed to resisting online hate speech and misinformation to create a kinder digital reality. Through research, advocacy, and capacity-building, they aim to empower policymakers, not-for-profits, citizens, and youth against online hate. The organization uses digital technologies to improve the accuracy and efficiency of hate speech detection. They advocate for evidence-supported policy changes against hate speech and empower the next generation of hate speech advocates through knowledge and skill training.
About the LiiV Center
The LiiV Center is a non-profit organization committed to bringing deeper human insights to the world. It’s mission is to bring deeper human insights to the world by developing new digital tools for ethnography, so anthropologists (and others) can understand digital cultures and communities at the pace and scale of data science, making big data more human, equal, and ethical. In 2020, it launched the Global Partnership to Advance Digital Innovation in Anthropology with UNESCO.
About the LiiV Center + UNESCO Partnership
The UNESCO Partnership is the first step in creating The LiiV Center for Digital Anthropology, which will lead the process of unifying the conversation around modernizing the empathetic mindsets and research methodologies of ethnography with the scale and precision of data science. The partnership will facilitate global academic degree programs, along with research initiatives and technology to drive this innovative field forward across both the public and private sectors.
About Matt Artz
Matt Artz is an anthropologist, consultant, author, speaker, and creator. He writes, speaks, and consults in user experience, product management, and business strategy. He creates products, podcasts, music, and visual art. His podcasts include Anthropology in Business and Anthro to UX.