About BRINK Foundation
Our Vision is a better Internet.
We want to educate policymakers and digital consumers (YOU) about what is happening to us (YOU), how it is happening and why we (YOU!) should care.
We are currently focusing our efforts on fighting the following four destructive forces:
Filter Bubbles left, right and center.
The tendency to Skew to Sensationalism.
How algorithms push us toward regressive Binary Thinking.
The perils not-so-hidden in Unclear Authority.
We take issue with the very construct of the Internet. The dream was that it would bring us together. In reality, it is tearing us apart.
Come on humanity, we can do better!
We use our deep bench of marketing skill sets, moxie and a few of your dollars to spread the word wide. We create free lesson plans for teachers, drop educational campaigns into the conversation and sponsor events that get people thinking. If you give us a few Benjamins we will spend them wisely. What we do is not cheap, but it works.
It’s time to stop making excuses, time to act!
Pidgin Palace ArtsWe have renovated a carriage house built in 1910 to serve as BRINK Foundation's Tucson HQ. The 2000 square foot space has hardwood floors, beautiful light and 16 foot high ceilings. Pidgin Palace Arts is a contemporary art gallery and pan-generational media lab, a space for humane connectivity, a place to develop and create concepts to fight the algorithms. See More
Explaining AlgorithmsThe BRINK Foundation writes and creates targeted content that explains how the algorithms work, how filter bubbles are created and the issues around discerning authority on the Internet. We are currently soliciting donations so that we can produce and make media buys to distribute this content. See More
Free Lesson Plans For All GradesWe believe Internet Literacy should be taught alongside English. If you give a kid an iPad when she is 3, by the time they are in grade school there had better be a plan for teaching how to use the Internet. We are currently working with educators to create modern teaching strategies so that we can distribute free lesson plans that will help teachers at all levels reach our kids and stimulate their minds. See More
Arizona Voter GuidesIn 2018, we used Instagram Story videos to target young Arizona voters encouraging them to seek out impartial information on the candidates in the midterm election. Rising above polarized rhetoric to deliver clear, entertaining, non-partisan, unbiased guides, BRINK took home a prestigious REED award in the “Best Use of Technology for GOTV” category for this campaign. See More
United NationsIn 2016, we worked with the UN foundation to create a series of animated web spots highlighting important global issues. This video went viral, organically, after some millennial celebrities shared it on twitter. See More
Quick Takes are a way of dipping your ears into pools of momentary noise, looking for comforting melodies to listen to as the world implodes.
Don’t overthink them.
Kavanagh being fueled by dark money and the debt paid off. Who does he owe for that position?
Senators take a step into the abyss...
A Nobel Prize winning economist's proposal to use Big Tech's ad revenue against them
Data, the Internet, and the right of refusal
What's the point of having a Responsible AI team if it's not going to prioritize AI's responsibility to accurate info?
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What Zuckerberg wants, Zuckerberg gets...but at what cost?
A big question from a Big Tech leader about the role of social media
Social media algorithms can't be good for developing brains...
Pandemic, meet infodemic.
Google's new Internet literacy game is a solid step towards educating children on safe and mindful ways to use the Internet. Will it work?
People are talking about restructuring Section 230
We'll take a slice of cheese...
74 year old man loses access to favorite Social Media app. The world rejoices.
How Sensational content - OUTRAGE - hijacks our conversations, our communities, and our minds....
Facebook fuckery has no boundaries...
FB algorithms deny the holocaust.... PUSH BACK ON THIS!
Trump's addiction to Twitter... explained.
Extreme content flourishes on Facebook hurting BLM
Algorithmic Transparency Pour Vous...
Facebook knew their algorithms polarized us. And they killed the fix!
Destructive Forces of the Internet...
Watching your tone on social media is critically important. Knowing how the algorithms work will help you do that...
Just when you thought the kids were all right...
Now Tim wants to fix it... Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall...
Another voice in the chorus...
Information is eating humanity for lunch. It should be the other way around....
China leads the way! Who is next?
Chicken or the egg? The broken Internet has pushed television into extremist partisan corners. Get mad about this!
Feeling incognito? Digital Fingerprinting is a completely insidious way for algorithms to sniff you out like a dog.
Facebook doesn't give a shit when politicians spread lies. The more money spent to pay facebook for the ad, the further the lie can spread!
Xenophobic Bullshit Juice
At the the dawn of climate barbarism mass migrations occur around the world, while the Internet feeds the fires of Climate Change Denial.
Do we need to NUDGE people to use their BRAINS?