Living in an Age of Algorithmic Culture

This is an hour long video recommended by EDC peer Nick. The introduction is somewhat tiresome about a colleague who didn’t show, but there is value in the two talks contrasting online and natural world impacts of algorithms on our lives. It is worth a watch in bite-size doses. I found it to be a good anchor for exploring some of the algorithmic themes that I will explore this week:
– “algorithms are invisible”
– “algorithm reveals itself in ‘rupture'”
– social reality is being determined by algorithms
– our online social influence; we are being judged, measured, “made valuable” through algorithms
– “intelligent curation”
– humans as “trusted filters”

more to follow…

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