The MacArthur Foundation supports creative people and effective institutions committed to building a more just, verdant, and peaceful world. In addition to selecting the MacArthur Fellows, the Foundation works to defend human rights, advance global conservation and security, make cities better places, and understand how technology is affecting children and society. MacArthur is one of the nation’s largest independent foundations with assets of $7 billion and annual grantmaking of approximately $300 million. Through the support it provides, the Foundation fosters the development of knowledge, nurtures individual creativity, strengthens institutions, helps improve public policy, and provides information to the public, primarily through support for public interest media.
The Network Culture Project provides a forum for working with others to build and develop the field of digital media and culture. Our mission is to produces analysis, research and documentation focused on virtual networks, as well as to develop projects that cross the boundaries between virtual and physical worlds. Through our work we explore the ways in which global communication networks affect the social good, intellectual property rights, and education. Located at the Annenberg School for Communication at University of Southern California, we are positioned with unparalleled access to the nation's and the world's entertainment, media and technology industries.