Sep 16th 2020

Jill Lepore: Data and Control

@ Chicago Humanities Festival


Opening Wednesday, September 16th, from 7PM - 8PM

In her new book If Then, the award-winning historian Jill Lepore turns her attention to the Cold War era Simulmatics Coporation. Lepore argues the Simulmatics “People Machine”—an early computer designed to anticipate and simulate human behavior—paved the way for the data-mining and manipulation that permeates modern-day consumerism, elections, and warfare. Join Lepore, bestselling author of These Truths, at CHF for a discussion on how Simulmatics helped “invent the data-mad and near-totalitarian twenty-first century.”


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