The Human Face of Big Data

In the fall of 2012, the Human Face of Big Data project published an eponymous large-format book that examines the role of data in and its impact on the contemporary and future world. This crowd-sourced effort draws from over 10,000 contributors who have worked together to develop a critical discussion of “humanity’s new ability to collect, analyze, triangulate and visualize vast amounts of data in real time.” The Human Face of Big Data blog continues this discussion, providing information about the changing nature of our relationship with data and the innovative methods developed and employed in order to harness and even arrest its potential.

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