History Lab: Communities and Data

Saturday, July 21, 2018
1:00 p.m.–3:00 p.m.
Science History Institute
315 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106
United States

Because we assume that human perspectives are varied and unreliable, algorithms and quantitative data collection often seem dedicated to “removing” subjective experiences from the equation. Why is that? How does a story change when you invite people’s lived experiences (collected through ethnography, oral history, and journalistic interviews) into the examination of a community?

Discussion led by Zackary Biro.

This event is free, but registration is required.


About History Lab: Data

Join us each summer for History Lab, a series of free monthly seminars taking place from June through August. We’ll explore big questions from science and history that have immediate, real-world implications.

For more information, please contact program associate Rebecca Ortenberg at 215.873.8247 or rortenberg@sciencehistory.org.

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