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The human face of big data /
Against All Odds Productions ; Luminous Content ; with Whitehouse and Psyop ; directed by Sandy Smolan ; produced by Bill Medsker, Sandy Smolan.
edition
Educational edition.
imprint
Hartford, Connecticut : Against All Odds Productions, [2014]
description
1 videodisc (56 min.) : sound, colour ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 study guide (21 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm).
format(s)
DVD
Holdings
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imprint
Hartford, Connecticut : Against All Odds Productions, [2014]
credits note
Cinematography, Jacek Laskus ; editor, Dan Oberle ; music, Philip Sheppard.
general note
Based on the book "The human face of big data" by Rick Smolan and Jennifer Erwitt.
Includes a 21 page study guide by Katy Marriner and Scott Wiseman.
Originally produced as a motion picture in 2014.
Title from disc label.
performer
Narrated by Joel McHale.
abstract
"With the rapid emergence of digital devices, an unstoppable, invisible force is changing human lives in ways from the microscopic to the gargantuan: Big Data, a word that was barely used a few years ago but now governs the day for many of us from the moment we awaken to the extinguishing of the final late-evening light bulb. This massive gathering and analyzing of data in real time is allowing us to not only address some of humanity biggest challenges but is also helping create a new kind of planetary nervous system. Yet as Edward Snowden and the release of the NSA documents has shown, the accessibility of all this data can come at a steep price. The human face of big data captures the promise and peril of this extraordinary knowledge revolution."--From the container.
language note
Closed-captioned.
catalogue key
11403427
technical details
DVD.

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