In less than five 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.
The IDH has a lot going on: We create original digital ethics curricula for industry and education institution use; engage in public advocacy at public hearings and online; make video assets for community education and events; 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:
- CIVIC ENGAGEMENT
Fighting for a Just, Free, and Sane Digital World.
WHAT WE DO
We all know that technology is tearing, communities, and country apart. It's scaring the hell out of all of us, and the time to fix it is running out.
But we can still win.
Regardless of your politics, faith or identity - The Institute for Digital Humanity is the best investment you can make to:
- Protect our privacy and secure our data before it is used against us.
- Fight against the biased, illegal and unethical algorithms that are ruining lives.
- Defend reality by combating the misinformation that is ruining the country.
- Mediate disputes between protecting free speech and regulating hate speech.
SUPPORT THE IDH
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.
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.
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.
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.
DR. AARON MCKAIN
Dr. McKain has spent the last 20 years researching and teaching Technology Ethics and Law, Post-Digital American Politics, Public Health, Privacy, Algorithmic Discrimination, Disinformation, Hate Speech, the First Amendment and Mental Health.
CO-DIRECTOR OF PUBLIC RELATIONS
She helps speak to the aesthetic aspects of the IDH. Having two moms and the ability to operate power tools are what keeps her hair so vibrantly purple.
DIRECTOR OF PEDAGOGY/
DIGITAL CURRICULUM CONSULTANT
Ayin helps write all of our curriculum for our educational projects. She also enjoys long walks in Nebraska.
SENIOR RESEARCH &
Thomas Freeman, JD, MS, MBA, is a practicing attorney, Professor, and former Assistant Attorney General for the State of Nebraska. While at the Attorney General's Office, he led multi state investigations, involving the FTC and other state governments. Professor Freeman has attained an AV-Preeminent Rating from his peers, and has been listed as a SuperLawyer.
DIRECTOR OF PRODUCTION
Moises coordinates with the curation of video content and editing. He enjoys watching movies.
DIRECTOR OF DEVELOPMENT
Julius is the Director of Development, as well as our Policy Advisor for the IDH. He serves as the mediator between the IDH and any political work we do. He enjoys heated debates and yelling at politicians.
SENIOR RESEARCH ADVISOR
DR. DANIEL SCHNEIDER
SENIOR RESEARCH ADVISOR
Dr. Schneider is an Assistant Professor at University of Wisconsin at La Crosse and specializes in early-modern philosophical thought. He is working with the Institute for Digital Humanities because he believes enlightenment theories of epistemology, politics, and humanity can help solve many of the “new” ethical, social, and political problems of the use of big data in the contemporary digital world.
SENIOR RESEARCH ADVISOR
IDH STUDENT LEADERSHIP