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Joanne Cheung is a Lecturer at the Hasso Plattner Institute of Design at Stanford University and the Haas School of Business at UC Berkeley. Her work focuses on the political economy of digital "public space". She previously served as a Director at the global design firm IDEO, leading its Racial Justice Impact Fund and a portfolio of public interest design projects with partners including Project Drawdown, City of San José Mayor’s Office of Technology and Innovation, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Knight Foundation, and Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Her work has been exhibited internationally and featured in Wallpaper, Wired, Fast Company, and the New York Times Magazine. She lives and works in Berkeley, California.


Data & Society

Keywords of the Datafied State: Public Interest

Anne Washington and Joanne Cheung tackle the concept of "public interest" and highlight the power imbalances and embedded social hierarchies that exist within it in a keyword…

Apr 24, 2024


May 17, 2022 @ 12:00 PM

The Tower and the Park: Structural Misalignments of Social Media

Joanne Cheung will discuss “Real Estate Politik: Democracy and the Financialization of Social Networks"...

Nov 18, 2021 @ 12:00 PM

The Technology Future We Want: Imagining Positive Futures for Social Media

EVENT RECAP: "Psychedelic Bubbles and a Non-Euclidian Costume Party: Imagining positive futures for social media"

Apr 17, 2018 @ 12:00 PM

Honoring All Expertise: Social Responsibility and Ethics in Tech

featuring Kathy Pham & Friends from the Berkman Klein Community

Learn more about social responsibility and ethics in tech from cross functional perspectives featuring social scientists, computer scientists, historians, lawyers, political…