A book that fills in the details on the trends that you already know—that algorithms not only increasingly run important facets of daily life and decision-making, but that algorithms are also not free of bias or strive for fairness—Automating Inequality from Virginia Eubanks systematically investigates the often very negative impacts of data mining, policy algorithms, and predictive risk models on poor and working-class people in America. (Think of it as a prologue to Black Mirror. *sigh*.) On Friday Eubanks will read from her highly researched, eye-opening, and at time heart-wrenching, new book in a can’t miss appearance for techies and the socially conscious alike. 7 PM. Free.Tracy Oxford

Magers & Quinn Booksellers, 3038 Hennepin Ave, MPLS; magersandquinn.com