Technology & Information

Policy Institute

Researching how technology contributes to economic, political, and social change.

The End of Digital Democracy and What We Can Do About It
Digital technologies were supposed to help strengthen democracy around the world, not threaten them. In this talk, Professor Gina Neff of the Minderoo Centre for Technology and Democracy at the...
The Privacy Imperative: Navigating Trust in the Digital Economy
Please join us for a talk from Professor J. Trevor Hughes, Executive Director, International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP) Time: 3:30-5 p.m.  Date: October 13 Place: Moody College of...
Mom and Pop Businesses: Reactive, but Resilient
By Andrea Martinez, Class of 2026 My community, Brownsville, Texas, is home to many small businesses and entrepreneurs. The local businesses in the community are frequently owned by Brownsville...
Uncovering Opportunities for Community Members that Can Help in Disasters
By Jennifer Torres, Class of 2026 During the past few weeks, I have had the opportunity to meet several new people. Each interview has been different and has enabled me to learn something new about...
Learning to Reframe Rejection in Community Interviews
By Daniel Guerra, Class of 2027 Although the send-off was the most difficult part of the process, I am now finding myself safely sailing and enjoying the view. In reality, nothing major changed from...

Our Focus

Digital Equity

Institutions & Communication

New Media & Information

Disasters & Risk

Future of Work

Our Work


With assistance from donors, sponsors and partners, TIPI works on projects involving everything from library-based hotspots to Russian misinformation campaigns on Facebook. We’ve also recently concluded a 10-year digital media program with scholars and students from Portugal.


Throughout the academic year, TIPI hosts luncheons, a digital media speaker series, lecture series, conferences, and other special events for the benefit of our students, faculty and the greater UT Austin community. 


TIPI faculty and students publish policy briefs, full reports, and research papers on topics related to digital media, technological transformation, digital inclusion and other information policy issues.

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