The ERA Project
Essential to progress and protection in the field of fundamental freedoms and human rights (and in all fields that depend upon them) is the availability, accessibility and reliability of human rights and human rights related information. However, there is currently no comprehensive, coherent, or universally accessible library of human rights and fundamental freedoms information and data assets and the only taxonomies that obtain are found in local solutions in the legal field and limited in scope. This lack is a key blockage to, among other things, effective human rights advocacy and international law, the work of the government, research, philanthropic, and professional organisations that depend upon this knowledge, and is also limiting the horizon of possibilities for compliant and ethical innovation in technology. ERA has been conceived and architected to address these and other needs and it is intended that the international community employ its empirical, legal, conceptual, and logical record to build more effective, more responsive human rights institutions, processes and technologies. The unbiased ordering of human rights relevant information, and the making of it available and accessible to all – including the global public – for the first time is an important landmark historically.
Conceptual Genealogical Database
The CGD is a genealogy of concepts that aims to map thought through time and reveal the structure of the evolution of concepts, meanings and values. Correctly done, this will reveal the nature of the radical continuities and discontinuities both within and between cultures, and provide an instrument of considerable value for inter-cultural diplomacy.
Democracies are complex architectures with several political, informational, and procedural dimensions. They are also for this reason extraordinarily vulnerable architectures, given the rewards that exploiting them can bring. Weakening any one of — or any combination of — its structural elements places a specific democracy itself under enormous strain.
World Ethical Data Forum
From the methods and techniques that generate the granular data used by scientists, statisticians and developers to the narratives composed by the media and governments which frame them, the forum examines the opportunities and problems arising from the development of technologies that continue to open unprecedented possibilities for knowledge and influence.
The World Ethical Data Foundation is shaping a publishing house which under its various imprints will bring stories, oral histories, moral philosophy, and non-fiction to its audience in an attempt to reveal the effect of assimilated technology upon the people and institutions of our world’s many cultures.
The World Ethical Data Foundation is shaping a publishing house which under its various imprints will bring stories, oral histories, moral philosophy, and non-fiction to its audience in an attempt to reveal the effect of assimilated technology upon the people and institutions of our world’s many cultures. Told from multiple perspectives, several of our imprints will be devoted to, among other things, the exploration of the internal contradictions and conflicts that have arisen in light of new technologies, and how the technological present and future are being envisaged across the globe.