Monthly Archives: October 2017

10/31/2017 – Weapons of Math Destruction (part 2)

This week we finish reading and discussing Cathy O’Neil’s book Weapons of Math Destruction: How Big Data Increases Inequality and Threatens Democracy, chapters 7 through 10, Conclusion, and Afterward. Students in the class: please post your blog comment on this entry by Tuesday, October 31, at 6pm.

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10/24/2017 – Weapons of Math Destruction (part 1)

This week we begin reading and discussing Cathy O’Neil’s book Weapons of Math Destruction: How Big Data Increases Inequality and Threatens Democracy, chapters 1 through 6. Students in the class: please post your blog comment on this entry by Tuesday, October 24, at 6pm.

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10/17/2017 – The Attention Merchants (conclusion)

This week we finish reading Tim Wu’s book The Attention Merchants (chapters 20-29 and Epilogue), and we anticipate a long-distance Q&A session with the author at the beginning of the class period (7:30-8pm). Please post your comment about this week’s reading here before 5pm on Tuesday, October 17th.

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10/10/2017 – The Attention Merchants (continued)

We continue this week reading Tim Wu’s book The Attention Merchants (chapters 10-19). Please post your comment about this week’s reading here before 5pm on Tuesday, October 10th.

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10/3/2017 – The Attention Merchants (beginning)

We begin this week reading Tim Wu’s book The Attention Merchants (Introduction and chapters 1-9). Please post your comment about this week’s reading here before 5pm on Tuesday, October 3rd.

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