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Talk, Sat 29 Jun 2019

Big Data: Does Size Matter?

Big Data: Does Size Matter?

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Leeds Salon is hosting two summer ‘Tetley Talks’ on the themes of ‘Time & Data’. In this second talk, broadcaster, comedian and writer Timandra Harness discusses her book, _Big Data: does size matter?_

Big data knows where you've been and who your friends are. It knows what you like and what makes you angry. Big data knows you better than you know yourself, they tell us. But how well do you know big data?

Since Timandra’s book came out in 2016, a lot more people are thinking and worrying about big data, whether it’s tech companies tracking us around the internet, nefarious campaigners targeting us with political adverts, or DNA companies sharing our genetic profiles with the police.

Come and find out what you should be worrying – and arguing – about.

Timandra Harkness is a regular on BBC Radio 4, writing and presenting _How To Disagree, a beginner’s guide to having better arguments_ and _FutureProofing_, and is author of _Big Data: does size matter?_ [https://www.amazon.co.uk/Big-Data-Matter-Bloomsbury-Sigma/dp/1472920074/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1546439206&sr=8-1&keywords=timandra+harkness] (Bloomsbury Sigma, 2016).

For fuller biography, readings and details of the first talk on 15th June, visit the Leeds Salon website.

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Sat 29 Jun 2019 15:00 to 00:00

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ADMISSION: £5 waged / £4 unwaged, to pay on the door to the City Workshop. But please reserve your place(s) by emailing Leeds Salon at: contact@leedssalon.org.uk

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