Past Event

How Data Happened

April 4, 2023
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
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Hamilton Hall (Room 717), Columbia University, 1130 Amsterdam Avenue, New York

Event Description

A conversation and celebration of the new book, How Data Happened: A History from the Age of Reason to the Age of Algorithms. From facial recognition to automated decision systems that inform who gets loans and who receives bail, each of us moves through a world determined by data-empowered algorithms. But these technologies didn't just appear: they are part of a history that goes back centuries from the census enshrined in the US Constitution to the birth of eugenics in Victorian Britain to the development of Google search. 

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Event Information

Free and open to Columbia University ID holders; registration required. For more information, please visit the event webpage or contact [email protected]. All in-person attendees must follow Columbia's COVID-19 policies.

Hosted by the Center for American Studies at Columbia University.