Who is the IDH?
Since 2019, the Institute for Digital Humanity – a student-run, bipartisan, digital ethics think-tank located in downtown Minneapolis – has been building new educational and civic coalitions across the digital divide.
In less than 5 years, the IDH has become a recognized local, national, and international thought leader among tech startups, educators, advocacy groups, lawyers, and governments. Our approach to digital ethics – with a focus on partnerships with diverse ideologies and on student advocacy – is a key factor in the IDH’s unique successes. Another important factor in the IDH’s success? Its student and faculty leadership.
What Does the IDH Do?
The IDH has a lot going on: we make video assets for community education and events; create original digital ethics curricula for industry and education institution use; engage in public advocacy at public hearings and online; and run four core initiatives to combat the multi-faceted danger that is rampant post-digital technology. To keep things sane, the IDH divides the work into multiple divisions.
Perhaps the backbone of the IDH, the Research Division keeps the IDH up-to-date and ready with plenty of information on what's going on the in world of digital ethics. Students and faculty from all over the country work together in the IDH Research Network to keep the IDH at the cutting-edge of digital ethics and in the fight for more just, equitable, and sane post-digital world. Additionally, the Research Division also produces academic articles that are used in academic journals for many different professions, including law, rhetoric, and education.
We make a lot of video content at the IDH; whether its an educational aid for the Pedagogy Division, promotional videos for the Civic Engagement Division, or another one of our many initiatives, the Production Division has the IDH covered. With Moises Morales as our Production Director, the IDH's Production Division is ready for any challenge when it comes to combating post-digital dangers with slick visual assets.
CIVIC ENGAGEMENT DIVISION
The IDH dreams big, but those dreams can't be accomplished alone. That's why the Civic Engagement Division works to keep you informed and educated in the constantly-evolving post-digital landscape. To this end, we engage the public through social media platforms, news outlets, community events, art exhibitions, and more.
Whether its making undergrad or grad school level curriculum, elementary education materials, or publicly available community education materials, the Pedagogy Division (helmed by Ayin Morales) seeks to make a better post-digital world by updating the way our society trains our politicians, educators, lawyers, tech experts, and more to include cutting-edge digital ethics frameworks and technology-mindful approaches to all aspects of life.
IDH Leadership & Staff
It takes an army of volunteers -- students, teachers, advocates, lawyers, researchers, production experts, and artists -- to build (perhaps the only; and totally the best) student-run, non-partisan, and cross-cultural digital ethics think tank.
Faculty and Student Leadership
Senior Research Advisor
Senior Research Advisor
IDH Student Staff (2022)
The IDH has been in the fight for a more just, fair, and equitable post-digital world since 2018. While we're sad to see students go, we know they'll go on to do great things, and the door is always open for them to come back and work with us. We like to give credit where credit is due, and though these students aren't working with the IDH anymore, their contributions have kept us afloat. Take a look at some of our previous student and faculty workers.
We also sincerely appreciate the time, support, podcasts, video, and other media from our local representatives, including...
Rep. Peggy Scott
Rep. Jeremy Munson
Rep. Eric Lucero,
Minneapolis City Councilman Abdi Warsame
St. Paul City Councilperson Nelsie Yang