Matt Jones & Chris Wiggins Book Launch ‘How Data Happened’, featuring a Conversation with Julia Angwin
March 27 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm EDT
Join us for a spirited conversation with renowned data journalist Julia Angwin as she discusses How Data Happened: A History from the Age of Reason to the Age of Algorithms with Matt Jones and Chris Wiggins of Columbia. The book expands on the popular course the authors created and have taught for the past several years at Columbia. Our 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.