PROGRAM: Data, Democracy, and the Human Story

Presented by:
Illinois Humanities Council
Local Partner: Colleges and Universities, Nonprofits, Other Subject: Cross-Cultural Understanding, STEM Audience: All

The phenomenon known as “big data” is changing the way businesses, governments, and citizens collect and use information. Join us for a set of interdisciplinary conversations examining how this information explosion is impacting our society and culture, from social media to surveillance and privacy.

Past Events:


Monday, April 4, 2016

In the third installment of the series, Illinois Humanities hosted Douglas Pancoast to talk about the Array of Things, an urban data sensing project. This network of interactive, modular sensor boxes will be installed around Chicago to collect real-time data on the city’s environment, infrastructure, and activity for research and public use.