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Over half a century ago, American mathematician and philosopher Norbert Weiner stated that “information is information, not matter or energy,” effectively dubbing data the third constituent of the universe. The trend is evident: Information, now ...

Big Data Takes a Byte

Over half a century ago, American mathematician and philosopher Norbert Weiner stated that “information is information, not matter or energy,” effectively dubbing data the third constituent of the universe. The trend is evident: Information, now ...

Over the last ten years, Netflix has made a dramatic transformation from a DVD mail-distribution service to an online streaming service. Netflix’s survival and success can be attributed to its “disruptive” business model that generates large qu...

Netflix’s New Direction

Over the last ten years, Netflix has made a dramatic transformation from a DVD mail-distribution service to an online streaming service. Netflix’s survival and success can be attributed to its “disruptive” business model that generates large qu...

In 1913, the Futurist painter Luigi Russolo wrote a manifesto encouraging readers to “walk across a great modern metropolis with ears more attentive than eyes.” In the early 20th century, Futurists heralded a new machine age powered by cars, indu...

Cacophonous Politics of Noise

In 1913, the Futurist painter Luigi Russolo wrote a manifesto encouraging readers to “walk across a great modern metropolis with ears more attentive than eyes.” In the early 20th century, Futurists heralded a new machine age powered by cars, indu...

On January 16th, 2018, YouTube announced new requirements for the YouTube Partner Program, which are to be enforced starting February 20th, 2018. Creators must now have 4000 watch hours in the last 12 months and 1000 subscribers in order to remain el...

Taking the You out of YouTube

On January 16th, 2018, YouTube announced new requirements for the YouTube Partner Program, which are to be enforced starting February 20th, 2018. Creators must now have 4000 watch hours in the last 12 months and 1000 subscribers in order to remain el...

In February 2017, Facebook changed its mission statement from “to give people the power to share and make the world more open and connected” to “give people the power to build community and bring the world closer together.” Recent revelations...

Facebook Needs Critical Theory

In February 2017, Facebook changed its mission statement from “to give people the power to share and make the world more open and connected” to “give people the power to build community and bring the world closer together.” Recent revelations...

Data science has recently matured into an industry-changing discipline, driven by exponentially growing computing power, data, and wildly better algorithms. Netflix can predict what will keep you watching with stunning accuracy, Facebook can manipula...

Crunch Time: Constructing a Nation-wide Health Database

Data science has recently matured into an industry-changing discipline, driven by exponentially growing computing power, data, and wildly better algorithms. Netflix can predict what will keep you watching with stunning accuracy, Facebook can manipula...