By February 23, 2015 Read More →

MJC presents screening of documentary “The Human Face of Big Data”

(Modesto, CA) – The Modesto Junior College Civic Engagement Project (CEP) invites the community to a screening of the documentary film The Human Face of Big Data on Thursday, March 5, at 7 p.m. in Forum 110 on East Campus, 435 College Avenue.  The free event is part of the CEP Spring Film and Lecture Series.  Campus parking is available for $2 in student parking lots.

 

The Human Face of Big Data looks at the pros and cons of using digital technology to gather and analyze vast amounts of data in real time. The ability to harness so much information, the film suggests, may lead to remarkable innovation and efficiency in business, government, healthcare, and virtually every aspect of life, but it could also threaten privacy and lead to some unwelcome changes as Big Data informs more and more of the decisions that are made.

 

Following the film there will be a facilitated discussion.

 

For more information on MJC’s CEP or the Film and Lecture Series, contact Jason Wohlstadter, Ph.D., MJC professor of English, at wohlstadterj@mjc.edu.

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