This course will help you to:
- Debate and describe the ways that contemporary practices of “Big Data” are shaped by and differ from a long historical context;
- Describe how technology shapes social change, and vice versa.
- Interpret historical sources of data, and recast them into contemporary terms you and your peers can understand; and
- Understand some of the major turning points in the history of computing, data collection, and social control.
- Write clearly and informatively about non-textual artifacts like datasets, data visualizations, and account books.