DISCO is a new network of researchers, artists, technologists, policymakers, and practitioners that challenges digital social and racial inequalities. Racism and ableism are at the heart of digital industries and are taken for granted all through its development, implementation, and user culture.
With funding support from the Andrew Mellon Foundation, the DISCO Network connects, convenes, and sustains a national network of artists, scholars, and practitioners working on topics of racial inequality, histories of exclusion, disability justice and techno-ableism, and digital racial politics within the academy, the technology industry, and beyond. DISCO builds new digital methodologies and offers scholarly training within five research labs, mentoring and publishing opportunities, and public programming on cutting edge digital topics.
Envisioning an alternative and inclusive digital future will require collaboration among different stakeholders in our digital world. The work and well-being of this collective is strengthened by the diversity of the network and differences in background, culture, and experience. DISCO Network is committed to ensuring that a wide array of perspectives are heard and that our research is made free and available to the public.