Our Work

Knowledge Futures is organized around the belief that technology is not sufficient for the complex, post-normal challenges of our time. Our strategy for activating lasting change without compromising public trust and innovation is fueled by a bottom-up community-led development process that encompasses convening and publication. Each pursuit is conceived to provide a more equitable approach to sustainable technology development.

We live in a time when our ability to understand the world around us is being monopolized. The stakes of unlocking knowledge, enhancing connections, and improving accessibility cannot be overstated. Fundamentally, we believe communities can't do that effectively — and don't have the power to drive change — if they're unable to collaboratively build the essential infrastructure relied on. As such, our work focuses on empowering communities to take control of the end-to-end knowledge production processes their work exists within, and help sustain public knowledge infrastructure for a foreseeable future.

A platform that empowers communities to control their end-to-end publication workflow.
Connecting the world’s knowledge with a protocol for describing and sharing strongly typed data.
A publication spotlighting voices and ideas leading the conversation behind making public knowledge a public good.
A community-endorsed protocol for representing publication processes in a machine-readable, discoverable, and extensible format.