Scott C. Richmond argues that what is at stake in #blacklivesmatter is a Black political form that is also an emphatically network form, operating below, beyond, and to the side of what can be practiced, grasped at the level of the individual, of intention, and of representation.
Sean Cubitt asserts the value of anecdotal evidence against the rise of statistics, but at the same time wants to confront the difficulties in bringing about an encounter between readers (human or otherwise) and the mass image constructed by social media and search giants.
Calculations and motivations behind the production of calculated publics helps highlight how algorithms are relevant to our collective efforts to know and be known.
In this talk Tarleton Gillespie will highlight one particular dimension of these algorithms, their production of calculated publics: algorithmically produced snapshots of the “public” around us and what most concerns it.
Sandra Braman on how “those responsible for technical design of the Internet have found they must think through a number of social policy issues along the way.”
This thesis arranges and analyzes the existing body of academic and industry knowledge on advertising and product placement in computer game environments.