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Talks & Tours

Leeds Salon - Big Data: Does Size Matter?

29 June 2019

15:00 – 16:45

£5 Waged / £4 Unwaged

The Tetley City Workshop

Leeds Salon holds a series of two summer 'Tetley Talks' on the themes of 'Time & Technology'. 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.

Speaker: 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? (Bloomsbury Sigma, 2016).

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The Tetley, City Workshop, April 2015. Image David Lindsey.

The Tetley, 2018. Courtesy The Tetley. Image Helena Dolby.

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