Putting a face on big data

Big data is usually thought of as a humungous set of numbers. But behind (or sometimes in front of) those numbers are faces – people who directly or indirectly use or benefit from crunching the datasets.
Photographer Rick Smolan – creator of the Day in the Life series of books in the 1970s and 1980s – and Jennifer Erwitt, partners of a multimedia publishing firm, have created a book and iPad app called The Human Face of Big Data.
Our colleagues at sister publication have put together a slide show from a dozen of the images that illustrate the theme.

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