Episode 35 - Visualizing Data Destinies with Experts Pt 2

GUEST :

Sara M. Watson - Technology critic and Fellow at the Berkman Center for Internet and Society at Harvard University. 

SHOW NOTES :

  • “Personalization appeals to a Western, egocentric belief in individualism.”
  • “My data doppelgänger is made up of my browsing history, my status updates, my GPS locations, my responses to marketing mail, my credit card transactions, and my public records.”
  • Public records not “offline”
  • Census
  • Hard data vs soft data
  • Active vs Passive tracking
  • Step one: do you even know?
  • “I still track even though I have the new habit”
  • Checklist Manifesto 
  • Subscription service to understand data? Or sell data?
  • Identity Platform vs Data Platform
  • “People are not machines, but in every situation, given the choice, behave like machines”
  • Oryx and Crake 
  • Sara’s Book Club 
  • More links!
  • Data Science: What the Facebook Controversy is Really About

 

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WORD OF THE WEEK :

Privacy: the state or condition of being free from being observed or disturbed by other people

TWEET OF THE WEEK :

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