Making Curriculum Pop

Would certainly be interesting articles re: the predictive power of numbers.

First, some background from Scientific American Mind ... Status Update: Stressed, Angry, At Risk? Using powerful new tools, scientists are mining social media to assess mental and physical health from afar.

Second, two articles about the Chicago police's attempt to use data to predict crime...

Can police big data stop Chicago's spike in crime? in the Christian Science Monitor
More police departments are using algorithms to predict crimes. But as Chicago’s police department has discovered, having data isn’t enough to prevent violence.

and "Chicago Police use Algorithm to Combat Gun Violence" at Yahoo News.

Lastly, the fascinating NYT Feature "Chicago's Murder Problem" why is Chicago so much more dangerous than NYC?

Also, worth consideration "thought crime" a la Spielberg's Minority Report

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