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 ...

How I gamified dish-washing without knowing. 1

How I gamified dish-washing without knowing.
Dishes. Soap. Water. They go together like a misplaced metaphor next to poor self-expression capabilities. And yet there always was something in the process of dish-washing that I always liked, alongside generally disliking the process of putting clean dishes back to their designated cupboard place. And today, while doing the dishes, a realization finally struck ...