Past Event

How Data Happened Book Launch

March 27, 2023
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
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Pulitzer Hall, 2950 Broadway, 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 with Matt Jones and Chris Wiggins. The book expands on the popular course the authors created and have taught for the past several years at Columbia. Students asked: How has data become such a pervasive and seemingly all-powerful force in our political and personal lives? How Data Happens illuminates the ways, going back centuries, in which data has been used and continues to be used as a tool and a weapon in arguing for what is true, as well as a means of rearranging or defending power.

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Event Information

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

Hosted by the Brown Institute for Media Innovation at Columbia University.