Values in Algorithms, Clips and Replicators

Cathy O’Neill tells us that ‘algorithms are opinions, embedded in code‘. She is correct of course, and this is something that those of us researching social media and digital technologies in general know for quite some time. An informational system, especially metricated system, is programmed with certain values in mind. Those are dual values: the ...

Conspiracies bubbling

Conspiracies bubbling
Had a lot of fun at the DMI Winter School 2017 last week, where I ended up pitching a sub-project about re-imagining US elections filter bubble through conspiracy theories. All of the different bubble projects were masterfully coordinated by Michael Stevenson, and the results were rather interesting. Following the lead of Shannon Mattern‘s earlier pitch ...