Jer Thorp on Data for More Than Just the Elite in Gorgeous New Video
Check out this new thought-provoking video with data expert Jer Thorp. Thorp uses data to help us understand the human condition. “We’re in this very weird situation where more is known about the human experience than ever before,” he says, “but not by the humans who are experiencing it … Right now, the conversations are really only happening among the technologically elite, mostly Silicon Valley, the NSA—groups of well-educated white men who are using this technology to do specific things. What I think needs to happen is we have to put that technology, that knowledge, the power that comes with it, in the hands of everybody else.”
This January marks what would have been the 50th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, which leading legal historian Mary Ziegler argues had repercussions far beyond abortion rights. In her new book, Mary explains how its ripple effects help us both understand and improve our political and social landscape.
Congrats to Lavin’s speaker Johann Hari for winning the 2022 Business Book of the Year for his New York Times bestseller Stolen Focus! Looking at hundreds of submissions, Porchlight says "he makes clear, we can renew our imaginations and inspire our collective energies to fight for the common good. Stolen Focus is, in many ways, the book we need right now.”
Nikole's highly anticipated 1619 Project Hulu docuseries is out today! Based on Nikole’s #1 New York Times bestselling book, The 1619 Project docuseries gives us a fuller understanding of our country’s past and present, and inspires us to join the fight for racial justice and a better future.
The paperback version of Waj's memoir Go Back to Where You Came From comes out on January 24. It's a funny and deeply personal look into his experiences as a Pakistani-American Muslim, which makes diversity and inclusion broadly accessible and compelling to all audiences.