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DASH announces “The Human in the Data” critical dialogue series

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The Digital Arts, Sciences, & Humanities program is proud to announce its new critical dialogue series, “The Human in the Data.” Throughout the academic year, DASH will host a series of presentations and conversations on the ubiquity of Big Data and algorithmic decision making in every major sector of contemporary life from health to work to education. This series will focus on the biases, assumptions, and human factors that can underlie data and algorithms. As data is used to explain, predict, and direct more and more human behavior, we seek to critically engage with the humanistic dimensions of this significant cultural shift. We hope you’ll join us in our exploration of the human side of data. Stay up to date at



Amelia McNamara, Department of Computer & Information Sciences , University of St. Thomas
“How Spatial Polygons Shape Our World: Geometry, Data, and Perceptions of Truth”
September 20th, 3:30 PM
Crosby Seminar Room, 240 Northrop

The Human in the Data Half-Day Symposium
Spring Semester 2019

Tawanna Dillahunt, School of Information, University of Michigan
April 25th, 3:30 PM
Crosby Seminar Room, 240 Northrop

Software Carpentry Workshops
Monthly, December – March (dates TBA)
Two-day workshops teaching computational research skills

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