Designer Giorgia Lupi wants to change the way we think about data. Most of us think of it as rooted in cold facts and numbers, but it’s warm and flawed. Follow her step-by-step instructions to generate a new perspective on the person you know best of all in the world: you.

Artist R. Luke DuBois explains the vision behind his presidential project — and puts citizens’ knowledge to the test.

Justice should be blind, but the predictive policing software used in much of the US has bias and misunderstanding programmed right into it, says data scientist Cathy O’Neil.

Forget memorial plaques, tombstones, and traditional funerals. New, high-tech ways to celebrate life and death are emerging, and they’re using your digital data.

Why government leaders should publish the reams of data they’re collecting — and why citizens everywhere should push them to do so.

As Facebook’s director of product design, Margaret Gould Stewart has to keep a billion customers happy. See the design books and articles that guide her.

Dave Troy makes “people maps,” graphics that visualize cities and communities by people’s interests rather than their geography. Here he looks at the various divides in St. Louis, Missouri and asks if we might use this kind of analysis to predict the next Ferguson.