The Community Informatics (CI) Lab engages in digital equity research, practice, and policy to promote socially just and equitable communities. From the development of information systems to address the digital demands of communities to the study of digital inclusion strategies to address gaps in internet access in rural and urban areas, the CI Lab engages local, national, and global community technology projects that promote human and civil rights, self-determination, sustainable development, and social change.
To learn more about community informatics, visit: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Community_informatics
The CI Lab formally launched in January 2020 by Colin Rhinesmith as its founding Director. It is located in the Simmons University School of Library and Information Science, which is a member of the iSchools organization. The CI Lab is also home to the Journal of Community Informatics.
For more information about the lab and how to support our work, please contact Colin Rhinesmith, CI Lab Director.