Unfinished works to strengthen our civic life in the digital age.
Created out of rising concern over our deteriorating social fabric, Unfinished focuses on three challenges: redirecting technology, especially social media, to fuel collaboration over division; renewing and strengthening civic institutions to accelerate inclusive problem-solving; and growing a fairer economy.
As an enterprise that integrates social impact with financial results, Unfinished’s portfolio includes a media initiative, a technology lab, and a network of innovators working to advance our economy, democracy, and technology.
We’re not alone
We are an unparalleled, impact-driven partner network, ready to lift the voices that will inform how we channel technology for good, foster civic imagination and reshape the economy. Interested in joining the network? Learn more.
We are building a new shared, public infrastructure for the web that generates much greater value for the people who use it. The web we envision incorporates data rights as a default, gives people the full power of their networks and the value they generate, promotes transparency and trust, and opens opportunity to effect positive social change at scale. The time has come to build a better web, one that works for people first. Visit unfinishedlabs.io to learn more, read our blog to understand our story, or download our dsnp_whitepaper to explore the details.
Unfinished Live offers a space and an opportunity to challenge the status quo and explore new possibilities; to foster conversation and deepen understanding; and to accelerate social impact by constructing new paths to action. Ultimately, Unfinished Live is about creating the conditions and frameworks to drive authentic connections and partnerships – and to use them for the common good.
On September 23-25, 2021, Unfinished Live will convene online and in-person at The Shed in New York City. During this three-day event, we will explore the possibilities of a decentralized web and a decentralized operating system for a society that shares power among its people. We will imagine what we can achieve when our digital life opens doors to new fields and new actors and gives voice to diverse communities. And we will begin the conversations that lead to a more inclusive, fairer and better world.
In 2020, Unfinished Live debuted online. Hosted by Baratunde Thurston, the series brought together a range of diverse voices and explored the key questions of our time. Through thought-provoking interviews, extraordinary artwork, innovative videos, unique stories and breathtaking performances, we examined our shared experiences and visualized a new road ahead.
Dive into these shows to be a part of the conversation, and to imagine with us: what’s possible now?
1.Economy & Justice
Featuring Abigail Disney, Darren Walker, Dan Schulman, Angela Glover Blackwell, Aaron Huey, Julián Castro and many more voices.
2.Democracy & Voice
Featuring Krista Tippett, Yo-Yo Ma, Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II, Eric Liu, Arthur Brooks, Hank Willis Thomas and many more voices.
3.Technology & Humanity
Featuring Andrew Yang, Manoush Zomorodi, Tristan Harris, Ina Fried, Rashad Robinson, Nadya Tolokonnikova and many more voices.
4.Questions, Culture & Change
Featuring Alicia Garza, Bruce Springsteen, Precious Okoyomon, Anna Deveare Smith, Hans Ulrich Obrist, Frank McCourt and many more voices.
Unfinished Questions asks you to reflect on the state of the world and to envision the future in which you want to live. You will explore the doubt and uncertainties, and imagine with the full force of your curiosity. It’s not the answers that will enable this exploration, but the questions themselves.