Academy of Ideas

Battle Cry: Timandra Harkness on Big Data

September 30, 2016

Max Sanderson profiles writer, broadcaster and comedian Timandra Harkness

In a new series of podcasts ahead of the forthcoming Battle of Ideas festival, journalist Max Sanderson profiles some of the Battle’s most interesting speakers and their ideas.


In the first episode of Battle Cry, Max speaks to writer, broadcaster and comedian Timandra Harkness about her book, Big Data: Does Size Matter?, and whether the Big Data revolution is something to be embraced, feared or perhaps a bit of both. 

Timandra will speaking at sessions on big data, blockchain, comedy and censorship, and ethical AI at the Battle. Find out more here.

The Battle of Ideas festival will be held on Saturday 22 and Sunday 23 October. Get your tickets here.

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