Quantified Life

I recently spoke with Emily Watlington for the LA Review of Books about Technologies of Speculation:

Quantified Life: An interview with Sun-ha Hong

We talk about the book’s themes of data, uncertainty and prediction, and what they mean for us in COVID times:

“Messy data becomes a kind of toxic gas that suffocates the public sphere with bad takes. […] In the United States, given the chronic lack of testing, we will never know how many Americans were infected with the virus. And all of these gaps and margins of error become opportunities for speculation.”