Exploring the
Applications and Implications of
Emerging Technology for
Policy and Society

Just as technology advancements continue to increase in size and scope, so do their impact on society. But many policymaking processes and analytic approaches remain rooted in outmoded 20th century models and capabilities.

In the Tech & Narrative Lab (TNL), policy analysts can apply new and emerging technologies to study policy problems and create novel policy solutions, as well as understand the policy implications of new and emerging technologies.

areas of experimentation

areas of interest – the intersection of tech and policy

Internet of Things (IoT)

devices talk to devices talk to algorithms and back

Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning (AI/ML)

algorithms do more - will humans do less?

Privacy

your digital footprint is probably larger than you think

Security

the changing balance between conveneince and freedom

Ethics

critical before, during, and after tech development

Narrative

the data needs to tell a story

Augmented - Virtual - Mixed Realities

the real world is no longer just the physical things around us

Digital Gaming

learning through play and new ways to interact and contextualize