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Open Book/ Open Mind: The Efficiency Paradox – What Big Data Can’t Do

Date: Fri, 05/03/2019
Time: 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Main Library - Auditorium
Categories: Adult Events

Edward Tenner and Steve Lohr In Conversation 
The Efficiency Paradox: What Big Data Can’t Do

 EDWARD TENNER is a distinguished scholar of the Smithsonian’s Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation and a visiting scholar in the Rutgers University Department of History. He was a visiting lecturer at the Humanities Council at Princeton and has held visiting research positions at the Institute for Advanced Study and the University of Pennsylvania. His essays and reviews have appeared in The New York TimesThe Washington PostThe Wall Street JournalThe AtlanticThe Wilson Quarterly, and Forbes.com, and he has given talks for many organizations, including Microsoft, AT&T, the National Institute on White Collar Crime, the Smithsonian Associates, and TED. His book, Why Things Bite Back: Technology and the Revenge of Unintended Consequences, was written in part with a Guggenheim Fellowship.
Joining Edward will be Steve Lohr, who has covered technology, business and economics for The New York Times for more than 20 years. In 2013, he was part of the team awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Explanatory Reporting. He was a foreign correspondent for a decade and served as an editor, and has written for magazines including The New York Times Magazine, The Atlantic, and the Washington Monthly. Steve is the author of “Data-ism,” which examines the field of data science and decision making (Harper Business, 2015). He is also the author of a history of software and computer programming, “Go To” (Basic Books, 2001).
Watchung Booksellers will have copies of their books for purchase and signing at the end of the event. Seats to this event are free to the public, thanks to grants from our Series Sponsors, The Montclair Foundation and Investors Foundation. Please register below to ensure a seat.

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