Event Details

Safeguard Scientifics to Sponsor and Present at the Arts & Business Council's "Dataclysm with OkCupid Co-Founder Christian Rudder"

February 10, 2015 08:00 AM EST
Philadelphia, PA


  • Gary J. Kurtzman, MD, Managing Director, Healthcare, Safeguard Scientifics

Christian Rudder is an advocate for using digital data as a research tool for human behavior – in fact, much of the compelling data in his new book, "Dataclysm", was generated from users of OkCupid, the dating website he co-founded.

As we live more of our lives online, researchers can finally observe us directly, in vast numbers, and without filters. Data scientists have become the new demographers and numbers the narrative of the 21st Century.

On February 10, Rudder will explore concepts from Dataclysm, explaining how today’s previously unthinkably-large data sets, such us Facebook “likes”, Google searches and Tweets, reveal how people express themselves both privately and publicly.

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Philadelphia Performing Arts: A String Theory Charter School, 1600 Vine Street, Philadelphia, PA 19102