Heather Noelle Robinson

Heather Noelle Robinson is the Program Manager for the Digital Civil Society Lab, where she designs and implements public programming, courses, fellowship opportunities, and communication of research projects. She previously worked with non-profit theater and arts organizations as a producer, director, and stage manager, and as a Program Administrator in Stanford’s department of Mechanical Engineering. She has developed and taught curriculum in theatre and design for high school students, trained as a volunteer sex educator with San Francisco Sex Information, and writes fantasy and science fiction stories in her spare time. She holds a bachelor’s of fine arts in theatre, and a minor in music history, from New York University.

Posts by Heather Noelle Robinson

Location Privacy: How Protected Are We?

Public Lab is developing a set of tools based on “location blurring,” a new system that would mitigate the abuse of big tech surveillance.

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Upholding Transparency in the Age of Misinformation

Rachel Smith of GlobalGiving is calling on the social sector to help with a new set of standards that will address today’s ethical challenges.

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Can Data Make Bad Housing Practice a Thing of the Past?

Digital Impact grantee JustFix.nyc is leading a data coalition whose aim is to further housing justice in New York City and beyond.

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Crowdfunding a Space for Civic Engagement

GivingTuesday’s Asha Curran explains how the movement has inspired a new generation of donors.

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What Does It Take to Be a Data Champion?

Rachel Rank of UK-based 360Giving introduces a new kind of “data expedition” for professionals looking to connect with their work and each other.

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Save, a New Open-Source App, Empowers Citizen Reporters

A new open-source app from OpenArchive is designed to give citizen reports more agency over their mobile media.

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Data Is Going Local, Thanks to Human-Centered Design

Data advocate Heather Leson explains how local communities will help bring IFRC’s Data Playbook to life.

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Breaking With Funding Tradition Can Offer Benefits Beyond the Obvious

Helen Turvey of Shuttleworth Foundation sheds light on the disconnect between funders and the communities they serve.

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Data Incidents: Design With Responsibility in Mind

Stuart Campo and Jos Berens of UNOCHA explain how organizations can manage effectively when data goes wrong.

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When Choosing Digital Tools, Consider Context

Laura Guzman of The Engine Room reveals the most important factor in choosing the right digital tools for your organization.

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