1250 word essay (about two pages, single spaced, times new roman, citations must be included) explaining why what you learned about data in social context has developed skills, perspective, and capacities needed for your future. The essay may take the form of 1) a job / graduate school application; 2) newspaper opinion piece; or 3) a letter to your parents. The essay must address all of the required readings, the problem sets, and the three projects. All source attached or mentioned need to be used.
George Orwell, 1984
Jordan Ellenberg, How Not to be Wrong. The Power of Mathematical Thinking
Virginia Eubanks, Automating Inequality. How High-Tech Tools Profile, Police, and Punish the Poor
Second draft should include discussion of assigned readings (Eubanks (all), Orwell (parts one and two), assigned pages from Ellenberg), problem set #1 and #2, and group projects #1 and #2 Draft should be submitted as an attachment.