Chris Wiggins is a Professor at Columbia University and the Chief Data Scientist at the NYTimes. He is also co-author of a fascinating new historical exploration of how data has been used as a tool in shaping society, from the census to eugenics to Google search. How Data Happened traces the trajectory of data and explores new mathematical and computational techniques that serve to shape people, ideas, society, and economies.
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