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WMD articles and interviews

September 22, 2016

I haven’t been posting too often, in part because I’ve been traveling a lot on book tour, and also because I’ve been writing for other things and interviewing quite a bit. Today I wanted to share some of that stuff.

  1. I wrote a Q&A for Jacobin called Welcome to the Black Box.
  2. I wrote a piece for Slate called How Big Data Transformed Applying to College.
  3. Times Higher Education chose my book as their reviewed Book of the Week and had a nice spread about it.

There may be more, and I’ll post them when I remember them.

Also, great news! My book is a best-seller in Canada! Those Canadians are just the smartest.

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  1. Bertie
    September 22, 2016 at 8:04 am

    Thank god for people like you who really want to make the world a nicer place xx

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  2. September 22, 2016 at 8:22 am

    By the time you finish this tour you’ll probably have enough material for the sequel book, including whole new chapters on Wells Fargo & Mylan Labs!
    Keep up the great work…

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  3. Josh
    September 22, 2016 at 8:40 am

    Great stuff and well-earned acclaim.

    Somewhat ironic, though, the that Times article in under a banner promoting the World University Rankings.

    Johan noted this in Counterpunch
    “It’s under this spectrum that a book such as Weapons of Math Destruction, by Cathy O’Neil (Crown Publishing) becomes as essential as the air that we breathe.”
    http://www.counterpunch.org/2016/09/20/playing-algorithmn-blues/

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  4. Guest2
    September 22, 2016 at 9:59 am
  5. September 22, 2016 at 11:23 am

    Thanks for letting us know, I ran a few through Twitter as well. It is so scary to watch how our “Dupes of Hazard” society is functioning with bad math/algorithms and flawed data.

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  6. weng siow
    September 25, 2016 at 1:19 am

    Dear Cathy, your book and catchphrase “weapons of math destruction” has made into official government/political speak discourse in Australia. It has been cited in a speech (sorry do not have the exact quote or citation).
    Keep up the good work.

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