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ZEYNEP TUFEKCI, TWITTER AND TEAR GAS Zeynep Tufekci Twitter and Tear Gas: The Power and Fragility of Networked Protest (Yale University Press, 2017) Tons of limousine liberals, champagne socialists and armchair academics are quick to toss around the language of revolution as well as violence, but few are fast to risk life or limb out […]

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Weapons of Math Destruction by Cathy O'Neil, Crown Random House (2016)

Is Big Data Ruining Your Life?

By Alex Fine Big data may be ruining your life is the thesis of Cathy O’Neil, a former Wall Street financier, in Weapons of Math Destruction. Big data is the buzzword for everyone in tech, which is no wonder, considering just how much data even one person generates. From your social media posts, to your emails, […]

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Toward Algorithmic Criticism

“How can computers make our lives better?” is a question asked routinely by computer scientists, engineers, and the enigmatic entrepreneurs who bankroll the digital world. The answers they arrive at often point to monumental changes: after all, the personal computer, the cell phone,  and any number of other technological achievements that have brought on new […]

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Writing History Seminar | Nell Irvin Painter Podcast

Thanks to our friends at Red Dog Productions we are able to share a video of the first Writing History Seminar with you. Nell Irvin Painter, a renowned writer of 19th century African American history and Princeton University Professor Emeritus, visited The New School on Friday September 18, 2015, to present “History through Digital Collage: Art […]

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Books We Like | Elissa Shevinsky, Lean Out

Elissa Shevinsky, Ed. Lean Out: The Struggle for Gender Equality in Tech and Start-up Culture (New York O/R Books, 2015) Ever wanted to get some gender in your class on technology or capitalism? Get technology and capitalism in your course on gender? Find transgender, queer and woman of color voices from the worlds of business, banking […]

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