I Know Where Your Cat Lives: How Computers Know Everything About You (With Information You Provide)

When

Tuesday, October 27, 2015
3:00pm - 4:00pm

2015-10-27 15:00:00 2015-10-27 16:00:00 America/New_York I Know Where Your Cat Lives: How Computers Know Everything About You (With Information You Provide) Auditorium at the D. H. Hill Library

Where

Event Description

I Know Where Your Cat Lives is a data experiment that visualizes a sample of 1 million public pictures of cats on a world map, locating them by the latitude and longitude coordinates embedded in their metadata. The cats were accessed via publicly available APIs provided by popular photo sharing websites. The photos were then run through various clustering algorithms using a supercomputer at Florida State University, and the project was covered by The New York Times, USA Today, MSNBC, and others. Owen Mundy, creator of I Know Where Your Cat Lives, will describe the project and explain some of the implications of decreased online privacy and increased access to your data by startups and international megacorps.

Contact Information

Marian Fragola
919-513-3481

Admission Information

Free and open to the public.

Other Information

This program is of the NCSU Libraries Creativity and Technology Symposium (C.A.T.S.).