Dangerous Data

Data doesn’t tell stories on its own. It has to be aggregated, collated, formatted…and that’s where the danger lies. The potential for misuse and misinterpretation runs rampant when it comes to algorithmically assigned identities and massive indices. It is this kind of 21st century dilemma that John Cheney-Lippold brings up in We Are Data: Algorithms […]

In the Form of Crunching Numbers: Data at Its Most Inisidious

“The 21st Century is a digital book… Your bank records, medical histories, voting patterns, emails, phone calls, your damn S.A.T. scores… [the] algorithm evaluates people’s past to predict their future.”

Podcasts to Blow Your Mind

This summer I had a 45-minute drive to my internship every morning. For the first couple of weeks I just listened to my normal playlists on the way in, but I quickly realized that this was getting boring. I decided I might as well jump on the podcast train. I don’t know how Stuff to […]

The Hidden Brain

Technology has become a major part of society. As technology grows, and becomes more invested into our lives, different sources of entertainment develop. Podcasts, a digital audio or video file or recording, usually part of a themed series, that can be downloaded from a variety of ways. Over the past nine years, the U.S. has […]