Great Exploitations: Data Mining, Legal Modernization, and the NSA

Lecture

Speaker(s)

Matthew L. Jones

James R. Barker Professor of Contemporary Civilization, Columbia University

Matthew L. Jones is a historian of science and technology and the James R. Barker Professor of Contemporary Civilization at Columbia. He was a Guggenheim Fellow for 2012–2013 and a Mellon New Directions Fellow for 2012–2015. He has just completed Reckoning with Matter: Calculating Machines, Innovation, and Thinking about Thinking from Pascal to Babbage, forthcoming from the University of Chicago Press. His first book, The Good Life in the Scientific Revolution (University of Chicago Press, 2006), focused on the mathematical innovations of Descartes, Pascal, and Leibniz.