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ScienceWorks asks: Do you know where your data is?

ASHLAND, OREGON – ScienceWorks Museum continues its 2015 Tap House Talks series on the impact of digital technology on Thursday, February 19th with a look at the Big Data Revolution. Dr. Katie Pittman, Associate Professor in the School of Business at SOU, will explore what happens to all the data being collected from our lives. Tap House Talks are monthly presentations given at Howiee’s on Front in Medford by local experts on various scientific topics. These free, adult-only events allow guests to learn about interesting issues and experiences while enjoying a beer and a bite to eat.

The accumulation of new data in the past two years is said to be greater in volume than the prior record of human civilization. The amount of data streaming in from transactions, phones, sensors and the like has brought new meaning to the concept of information overload. For better, or worse, advances in computing power and computational methods are keeping pace to give us insight into who we are and why we do the things we do.

Through her work in data analysis and information systems, Dr. Pittman has accumulated her own data on how businesses, government, and other organizations are using Big Data to generate actionable insights. “One method at the forefront is storytelling through data visualization,” said Pittman. “We will look at some great examples and talk about some of the tools available to get started.”

Tap House Talks are held at Howiee’s on Front, 16 North Front St. in Medford. For more information about this series, and other programs and events ScienceWorks has to offer, visit www.scienceworksmuseum.org.

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