Reading Between the Data: Revealing the Hidden Stories of Race, Gender, and Sexuality in the US Census
Dan Bouk in Conversation with Andrew Keen
Hosted by Andrew Keen, Keen On features conversations with some of the world’s leading thinkers and writers about the economic, political, and technological issues being discussed in the news, right now.
In this episode, Andrew is joined by Dan Bouk, author of Democracy’s Data: The Hidden Stories in the U.S. Census and How to Read Them.
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Dan Bouk researches the history of bureaucracies, quantification, and other modern things shrouded in cloaks of boringness. He studied computational mathematics as an undergraduate, before earning a PhD in history from Princeton University. His first book, How Our Days Became Numbered, explored the life insurance industry’s methods for quantifying people, discriminating by race, and thinking statistically. He teaches history at Colgate University