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Speaking next week at the Personal Democracy Forum

May 29, 2015

I’ve been invited to give a short presentation at the Personal Democracy Forum, which will be held next Thursday and Friday at NYU Skirball Center, 566 LaGuardia Place.

The bad news is my talk is 12 minutes. That’s super short. The good news is I’m speaking in the big room, along with other interesting speakers including Cory Doctorow.

The theme of this year’s PDF is “civic tech.” And since I really don’t know what that term means, I’m looking forward to learning. For my part, I’m interpreting it to mean “how technology and data usage affects the public.” I have a lot to say about that subject, and it’s mostly skeptical.

The title of my talk, like my book, is Weapons of Math Destruction, and they did a little interview of me in advance of the conference, which you can read here.

Tickets to the Personal Democracy Forum are still available but are expensive. If they do what they did last year, they will eventually have the talks available on video.

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  1. May 30, 2015 at 5:04 am

    In Dataclysm, Christian Rudder mentioned that women who are a mix of black+ white get higher rating on the looks from white and nonblack men than women who are monoracial black women. However, Mr. Rudder never mentions this at seminars. Dataclysm was very insightful though.


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