Big Data Florida and The Center for Technology & Society


Scott Tilley, Big Data Florida, CTS, and FIT

The Human Face of Big Data
Monday, January 9, 2017

The Human Face of Big Data

It’s movie night! Big Data Florida kicks off 2017 with the exciting documentary The Human Face of Big Data. The movie (and book of the same name) are products of “a globally crowd-sourced media project focusing on humanity’s new ability to collect, analyze, triangulate, and visualize vast amounts of data in real time,” created by Rick Smolan and Jennifer Erwitt. It’s a fascinating account of the impacts of big data on society.

After watching the film, we’ll have a facilitated discussion about some of the main points raised by the authors and the experts they interview, including Esther Dyson and Mark Goodman. You can find a trailer for the documentary online at

This meeting provides a good overview for those just getting started in big data – and a great refresher for everyone else clearing out the holiday cobwebs. It also provides a solid framework for our next three meetings this Spring, which are on big data and the Internet-of-Things (IoT), machine learning and robotics, and data science and sustainability.

Popcorn will be provided ☺

About the Speaker

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Scott Tilley is president and co-founder of Big Data Florida, a professor at the Florida institute of Technology, president and founder of the Center for Technology & Society, president of the Space Coast Writers’ Guild, and an ACM Distinguished Speaker. His recent books include Systems Analysis & Design (Cengage, 2016) and Hacktivists Anonymous. He writes the weekly “Technology Today” column for Florida Today. Contact him at

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