Marc DaCosta is a creative technologist and anthropologist living in New York City. His work focuses on the intersection of emerging data technologies and lived experience. DaCosta co-founded Enigma, a global, venture-backed company built on top of the world’s largest collection of public data. In addition, DaCosta is a senior fellow at the Columbia School of Journalism’s Brown Institute for Media Innovation, developing new approaches to data-driven storytelling. DaCosta holds a doctorate in cultural anthropology from the University of California, where his research examined the human and technological experience of nature in the anthropocene and he has written about culture and technology for The New York Times, The Guardian, Vice and elsewhere.