The course, offered at the University of Washington, teaches that the proliferation of algorithms and data is making misinformation more widespread.
A Facebook event planned seven years in advance became observational comedy about the weird geography of a world built by Palo Alto coders.
The reproducibility crisis is driven, in part, by invalid statistical analyses that are from data-driven hypotheses.
As big data rises in prominence, it's time to consider turning quantitative data into a qualitative experience for those with a temporary or permanent loss of sight.
Amazon, one of many tech companies that have called for reform of government surveillance, is selling facial recognition services to cops.
Saving the planet and addressing climate change now hinges on a massive data puzzle.
The latest entry in a special project in which business and labor leaders, social scientists, technology visionaries, activists, and journalists weigh in on the most consequential changes in the workplace.
It's a lot of information overload, but there's some useful stuff in there too.
Even in this Internet age, it's a lot.
The stakes of the analysis are much higher when lives are on the line.
It's becoming easier to track health data for our own casual use. But for some people—like Ph.D student Maria Qadri, a Type 1 diabetic—it could have a huge impact on quality of life.
For the month of April we're profiling the individuals who made our inaugural list of the 30 top thinkers under 30, the young men and women we predict will have a serious impact on the social, political, and economic issues we cover every day here at Pacific Standard.