Meet our grantee:

Department of the Future

Department of the Future

Led by senior researchers Mark Gonzales and Daanish Masood, the Department of the Future will be advancing their work in the space of empathy technology. #EmpathyTech is a three-part research and design (R+D) initiative that 1) explores the mechanics of behavior and emotion (via cognitive, indigenous, and neurosciences) 2) designs immersive and other technologies for scaling empathy 3) identifies the real-world applications of such technologies.

The Department of the Future will design and host the first major multi-sector design sprint of the “EmpathyTech” field, bringing together strategists, technologists, scientists, and lived experience experts working in identity, peace and security, behavior change, narrative, cognitive/empathy science, and world-building to develop tools that ignite empathy at scale.—Mark Gonzales



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