Can big data make for great art?

A few years back, R. Luke DuBois signed on to 21 dating sites and downloaded 19 million profiles.

No, he wasn’t that desperate. DuBois is an artist, and his material is information. Like Nate Silver, the statistical analyst who makes informed projections about elections and sports matchups, DuBois mines data, but he’s more intrigued with American identity than he is with competitions.

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