John Foreman is the data scientist at Mailchimp. His post about machine learning and the meaning of human agency is deep, in all ways — extremely knowledgable, expansive in scope, and intensely human. Recently I sketched some extremely un-refined thoughts about becoming part of the big data machine through passive data collection; John knows how to think through this right and sharp.
(Don’t miss the precursor piece, either: You don’t want your privacy: Disney and the Meat Space Data Race. Mickey Knows everything.)