Lead Independent Researcher
As Lead Independent Researcher, Francis explores topics outside of JFI’s core proficiencies and provides technical support to the other initiatives.
Prior to JFI, Francis was adjunct faculty at the New School, co-publisher of The New Inquiry, researcher-in-residence at NEW INC, and a fellow at the New York Times. He has worked on various projects such as spatial economic agent-based modeling, matter.farm (public automated drug discovery), White Collar Crime Risk Zones (a critique of predictive policing), Bail Bloc (a collective cryptocurrency bail fund), the Founder (a dystopian business simulator), and other simulations around housing markets and automation.
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